There are times when we are unable to or choose not to stick to our nutrition plan.
Whether you’re eating at someone’s home, out-of-town, or just plain having a cheat, the important thing is to not beat yourself up over it. Don’t let it derail you permanently either. The sooner you get your nutrition plan back on track, the less negatively your cheats will affect your overall nutrition, progress, and goals.
I went out-of-town over this past weekend and overindulged in food and drinks. Granted, my form of overindulgence might be mild to some, but I’m a guy that sticks to a pretty strict regimen. So after a weekend of large helpings and pasta, beer, biscuits, and apple cobbler, I’m happy to be back on track today.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel that I made pretty decent choices for the most part. While stopping at the Deschutes Brewery in Bend Oregon, I chose the ahi tuna sandwich and soup over a burger and fries. I also chose to pass on the s’mores while camping, but did eat some marshmallows.
I guess for the most part, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I did have my own snacks in the form of almonds and Clif Builder’s protein bars. However, I did consume quite a few beers.
Keep a food journal, be honest with yourself, and never forget your overall goals. Be fit, be healthy, and live an active life!