My Weekend Confession: Overindulgence
by Rochelle Griffin
Confession time. About a week ago, I mentioned that I’m considering holding a free group over the holidays to combat weight gain. Within 24 hours, over 1500 people responded that they were IN. I was astounded. So I put a plan together and have been testing it to be sure that results will be had.
This past week has been great. I’ve been on point with my nutrition and fitness with results already being seen! Well on Saturday night, my son wanted to have what we call “buddy night.” My husband and son camp in our living room, watching movies, and eating snacks that we don’t typically allow. It includes a trip to the store to get these special foods.
So my son came home with Goldfish, Doritos, ice cream, Saltines, cheese, and chocolate milk…I kid you not. If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I don’t keep these foods in our house for a reason…I will EAT them!
Yea yea, I know that I’m a RN and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, but I’m also a stress eater who goes for the carbs. While all the foods brought into our home were torturous for me, Goldfish in particular are my weakness. I’ve been known to eat the whole bag in one sitting. No I’m not especially proud of that. Yes I’m aware they are full of crap.
I look at my husband. I could feel my resolve slipping a bit. After all, I’ve been so good for the past week. Why NOT reward myself with a little treat. This is my thinking that gets me in trouble.
My son portions out a cup of Goldfish for me. I feel a twinge of guilt until I put the first one in my mouth. Oh dear Goldfish, how I’ve missed you! Fine, I’ll confess it all; I snag a few more after the cup is empty.
I wake up the next morning. In the past, I would have let the prior night’s overindulgence completely derail me…I’ve always been an “all or nothing” girl. Not this time! I followed 5 simple steps and was right back on track. Seriously.
Did you have a weekend overindulgence as well? Are you struggling with getting back on track? Here are the 5 steps that I took…they will work for you as well!
- Let the guilt go. What’s done is done. You can’t do a thing to change what has occurred. You have to keep your eyes forward and keep moving.
- Drink a lot of water. Typically when we overindulge, it’s with less than healthy foods that are high in sodium. Bloating will be a natural (and yucky) occurrence. Drinking water will help flush the toxins out.
- Plan your food for the day and follow it. As much as I enjoyed the Goldfish, I felt in control again because I had a plan. I know for a fact that if I didn’t have a plan, I would have probably broke into the Doritos the following day. Yes my carb addiction is THAT bad.
- If the food is still in your home, get rid of it! This is a big one for me. My men know that “buddy night” is for a night. The snacks can’t stay in our home afterwards or disaster will occur (to my waistline.)
- Workout. Remember, you won’t gain fat from the day prior. You may artificially gain weight due to the sodium but that’s short lived. So get yourself moving and burn those calories from the overindulgence.
Weekend excess is going to happen. Sometime it’s planned. Sometimes not so much. Either way, if you follow these 5 tips, you won’t be sidelined as a result. You’ll simply continue to move forward in your journey.
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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