Just because its Saturday doesn't mean I'm not going to sweat 💦💪Don't use the weekend as an excuse to give up on your goals. An all or nothing attitude towards fitness and nutrition is what often makes people fall off of the wagon. It’s all about balance people! A few quick tips to keep you on track while still enjoying the weekend life: --------------------
1. Limit yourself to ONE “cheat meal” on the weekend. By consciously choosing one specific meal where you can enjoy yourself you can avoid the spiral. ------
2. Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast! What you eat first thing in the morning sets the tone for the entire day. By starting your day with a nourishing meal you will feel better about yourself, have more energy, and be less likely to load your plate with junk food for lunch and dinner. ------
3. Find activities that you enjoy to replace the desire to become one with your sofa and stuff your face with cheese puffs all weekend. Join a sports team or running club, meet some friends for a hike, or just relax at a coffee shop with a good book. Whatever it is that makes you happy and helps you escape from the stress of the work week. Stress is a huge driver of overeating, so reducing it through activities that you enjoy will help nip that desire to overeat in the bud!
4. Make your hardest workout on Saturday or Sunday. Go balls to the wall. I personally love to do a kick butt cardio session that leaves me drenched and gasping for air. After doing such an intense workout I usually don’t want to go and negate all the effort with poor eating choices the rest of the day. Instead it makes me want to refuel my body with foods that will help me recover and rebuild my muscles.
5. Come up with some healthy alternatives to foods that you usually like splurge on through the weekend. If it’s a big dish of pasta, then try making it with whole grain or brown rice pasta, using a tomato based sauce instead of a creamy one, and throwing in some veggies to add bulk and fill you up.
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