5 Recovery Tips After Eating Too Much

5 Recovery Tips After Eating too Much

You were cruising along losing weight, reaching goals, feeling good and then BOOM you ate too much! Maybe it was a trip, or the family came to visit, and suddenly your fitness transformation was derailed.

One day turns into two and before you know it a week has passed and the momentum to change is out the window. How do you recover after eating too much?

I’m not sure about you but whenever family comes to visit all those healthy eating habits fly out the window. Recently, my mother and sister got off the plane for a week-long visit accompanied by three boxes of Ethel M chocolates. Hate to say it, but they didn’t make it through half the visit, the chocolates not my family! LOL! True to form we didn’t stop at those three boxes. We bought all kinds of new goodies to share the rest of the week. They’ve left, but the hangover that comes from overeating is still visiting.

Here are 5 tips to help you get back on track after eating too much

  1. Put Down the Stick

I have a friend who says this all the time, “forgive yourself.” It’s not the end of the world. You simply overate! It’s easy to start looking at all of the mistakes and different choices you could have made.  Hindsight can be constructive to determine what to do differently next time. It’s destructive if used as a stick to punish yourself for overindulging.

  1. Review Your Fitness Transformation and Weight Loss Goals

Remember the big picture, why did you start a fitness transformation in the first place? Then assess where you are at now. Step on the scale or try on that pair of pants that just started to fit. Are your goals still realistic? If there was a setback adjust them.

  1. Get Back to a Routine That Worked

A tactic from Darren Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect helped transition from employee to business owner. The technique is called “Bookending.” I have full control over two parts to my day, the beginning and the end. The most important projects get scheduled for the beginning of the day. The end of the day is time to regroup for the next day.

Each day, including weekends, begins at 5:30 am. I step on the scale, drink a glass of water, get 20 minutes of quiet time followed by a workout.  The day starts to wind down a half hour before my 10 pm bedtime. Tasks get rescheduled for the next day and phones and projects are put to the side. I start to relax and get ready for a good night’s sleep with something positive, a book or audio.

In a nutshell, forget about the fact you ate too much, analyze where you are at now and get back the routines that made you successful.

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