How to deal with periods of overindulgence

Birthdays. I do love them, even when they're not mine, but to say that I’ve gone a bit overboard these past few days would be an understatement. Am I freaking out about it? Well, no, freaking out would be the wrong choice of words, but I am feeling sufficiently motivated to stop and do something about it.

Over the last 3-4 days, I have eaten my way through:

Haggis neeps and tatties (or a variation of) Breakfast Birthday brunch and cake number 1 Birthday nibbles and cake number 2 4-course birthday meal Sunday Breakfast Sunday roast with all the trimmings and pudding Birthday breakfast Birthday lunch on the go Birthday curry and cake number 3

I love cake, but even this is all a bit too much for me!!

What I’m NOT going to:

Beat myself up for going overboard Continue eating this much food

What I AM going to:

Resume my normal diet habits Be a bit more conservative with my portion sizes over the next few days Concentrate on my training and make an effort to move a bit more Look back and remember what a lovely weekend we had and how delicious all that food was!

It’s OK to overindulge a little every now and then, we all do it. If you are in a dieting phase, the important thing is knowing what you need to do afterwards to continue towards your goals.

The more consistent you are with your nutrition and training, the sooner you will see results, but one day (or in my case 3) won’t make a huge amount of difference, it’s when that day becomes the norm and you stop paying attention to your food (and drink) consumption, that’s when you run into trouble and nothing changes, or things spiral into reverse.

This is just one of the strategies I use inside my training programmes, I help my clients to balance out their nutrition so they can indulge every now and then, not worry about it and still see results. If you would like to experience the same, drop me an email and tell me about your current health and fitness goals.