We have all been there.
We think the weekend is a time where “Normal rules” do not apply. We adhere to strict meal plans (counting every macro and calorie) Monday through Thursday while constantly worrying about "screwing things up", but then by the weekend, our willpower is lacking. We become so sick of restrictive eating that we can't wait to 'enjoy the weekend.'
So the reality for a lot of us is there are only two options: perfection or crap.
So, the logic is as follows:
“It’s Saturday, I’m out to lunch with my friends, and I can’t have my perfect pre-portioned salad like I usually do, so instead I’ll just overeat a giant bacon cheeseburger from Whataburger and a large fry. Stop by La Fiesta for a Margarita? Why not? It has been a stressful week. I deserve it. “
But if If we can learn to understand our eating patterns during the week, and how they impact our weekend behavior, we are able to develop a healthier relationship with food… and ourselves.
So how do we work through this?
If you take “perfect” off the table, things change DRAMATICALLY. You feel empowered because there are now other options.
Conquer21 is about options and flexibility. It is about freedom to live your best healthy life and deprivation should never be part of it. 🚫
We encourage moderation and balance and we want you to stop thinking of food as bad or good. There are healthier choices and there are also foods that should be eaten with caution and in moderation.
We recommend focusing more on mindset and self-control when confronted with low nutrient foods. 🍟 We're not saying you can never eat a cheeseburger ever again.🍔 But how about a bun less option, or eating only half of a small burger? Remember, to be in the moment. Make outings with friends and family more about social connections and less about indulging.
Track what you eat in an app like My Fitness Pal or simply write it down. Be honest with yourself and with your coach. We are here to help not judge.
As every overeater knows, weekend binges come with unpleasant consequences.
While weight fluctuation is generally inevitable, if you want to stay healthy and fit, or make fitness and health a permanent part of your lifestyle, then weekend overeating can NOT be a part of your regular routine. It will ONLY sabotage your goals. 💪🙂
If you haven't already, talk with your coach about your weekend struggles and concerns. See what they products and strategies they recommend for appetite control, self-discipline and accountability. You have many tools for success available to you throughout this program. Use them wisely so you can get the most out of this life-changing program!