4th of July Before, During, After

Oh Holiday weekend. We all have such good intentions at the start of a good ol Holiday weekend…Let’s be honest we can say we are only going to have 1 drink or no drink, only eat veggies and chicken at the cook out but we ALL end up going outside of our ground rules mostly because we set RIDICULOUS rules like:

“I’m not going to drink at the cook out this weekend” or “No burger for me, I’ll just have this lettuce and 1/2 a piece of chicken” or “Oh I can’t eat any of this, I just started my diet TODAY.”

http://girlgonehealthy.com/4thofjulybeforeduringafter/And please don’t get me wrong I am in NO WAY saying you should just eat like it’s a buffet all weekend long or drink like it’s college all over again, but what I am saying is there ARE limits and moderation so that means you CAN enjoy yourself – within reason. Choose wisely, have a burger but maybe sans bun? Make it an addition to a nice big green salad drizzled with some balsamic and pepper slices, cucumbers, YUMM. Have a COCKTAIL, you are an adult, this AMERICA, have the drink just don’t have 5 or 6. Like dessert? OK have a little bit just be sure that its just that- A LITTLE.

http://girlgonehealthy.com/4thofjulybeforeduringafter/But what about after? You know MONDAY. I have compiled a few ways to help you make sure that your weekend of fun and small indulgences doesn’t turn into a week long binge fest.

Girl Gone Healthy’s Ways to Get Back on Track

Drink Water: Do this like it’s your J-O-B. You should already be hydrating, and you should already be hydrating with it being summer, but hydrating after derailing helps to flush the system-give you energy-and helps us feel full and avoid non-sustenance eating.

PLAN: PLAN each meal! Don’t allow yourself the chance to continue to slip, set yourself up for success!

Revisit: For those who track/journal revisit a really great week and REPEAT it. Eat the exact same way and reset your body.

Remind: Think of why you started and how far you’ve come…..don’t let all of your hard work go to waste!

MOVE: get your SWEAT on!! That’s right, get off your BOOTY!!! Go burn some calories and then go burn off all of the extra ones you consumed over the Holiday weekend!!

Veggies: Eat some!! They are you’re friend!! Raw veggies are hydrating, filling, and fibrous! They make us full and they help us use the potty, that’s right folks they are multi-taskers!!

Eat at Meal Times ONLY: Stop picking, grazing, and everything in between! Those BLT’s (Bites, Licks, and Tastes) can add up to an entire additional meal!!

Repeat: Put all of this on repeat for TOMORROW and the next day and the next day and the next day…


Have a SAFE, HAPPY, HEALTHY 4th of July Weekend, T

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