1. If you're a wing it and cool with winging it person - dining out and grabbing on the go doesn't cause you anxiety, you are confident in your choices and you don't let the notion that "you weren't prepared" throw you through a deep dark hole of fried calamari, pizza and ice cream. SOME PEOPLE enjoy the flexibility of going out to eat and picking the best option FOR themselves on the menu from appetizers to entrees and drinks! even if it means they cannot track it. #1 STAY SUPER HYDRATED #2 MODIFY YOUR ORDERS TO MATCH YOUR GOALS #3 DON'T FEAR DINING OUT WHEN YOU CAN EYEBALL AND GUESTIMATE <-- BETTER THAN TOSSING TO THE WIND AND FEELING LIKE POO.
2. if you're NOT a wing it it person, PRE logging your food and checking online menus to fit your goals is KING! I would honestly add in what you want to have for dinner first and then fill in accordingly :) 3. no matter what - it comes down to choice! YOUR choice to on how you're going to let food and fitness dictate your life. You want a paleo ice cream sandwich? GO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!!! And own it.
why?? Because if you allow your weekend decisions to bleed into your week decisions you will forever be battling your own self and feeling trapped in a hampster wheel!
now, must of us KNOW how certain behaviors make us FEEL: like how shitty if feels to be slow during a workout, or craving shit because you're dehydrated from too much fun or moody because your physiological balance is all of. UGH but whyyy!
take charge of how you want to feel - it's OKAY to live your life and be out of your routine and not be perfect with logging and food - it's more about literally doing your best. so that may look like having 1-2 meals prepared by thursday night for you to HAVE ON DECK over the weekend, or it's choosing a healthy option out to eat, or grabbing an ice cream with your kids guilt free - THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY TO GO ABOUT BEING ON TOP OF YOUR GAME during the weekends over the summer. because it's summer and then it's fall and then it's winter and then it's vacation and then it's nice out again and THE LAST thing I want you guys to be thinking is "how do I stay on track through this"
Eat more. Train less. Progress