One Bad Meal Doesn’t Derail a Weight Loss Journey
Are you beating yourself up over recent food/fitness choices? Haven’t seen the inside of a gym for days? Been eating out all week with reckless abandon?
Forget about it. Just start burning and counting calories again today.
There is no such thing as falling off the wagon so long as you’re living a life of moderation, portions, and counting calories. When I eat Chic-fil-a or go out and get a big fat ole’ steak and a loaded baked potato or Mexican food, it’s not failing, cheating, or any other nonsense. It’s just called life — moderately eating food that is high in calories, while combined with food that is not and some daily exercise.
It doesn’t sound sexy, but it works. It’s the only thing that does.
I once had the same mentality as most folks trying to lose weight now have, and that’s to eat salads and stay on a treadmill until I finally snap. When I finally snapped, and I always did when I followed fad diets, I would binge on fast food, Chinese buffets, etc. and stop going to the gym completely. These days, I still have times when I don’t go to the gym and days where I hit the buffet, but I get right back up the next morning and go to the gym and start watching what I eat again.
Don’t stop counting calories just because you had one, five, or ten bad meals, and don’t stop exercising and burning calories because you had one lazy day — or ten.
This isn’t a diet. It’s a lifestyle.