It’s the Monday morning after a long holiday weekend. How many of you out there promised yourselves you’d start a new diet today, since you’re feeling guilty about over indulging this weekend?
C’mon, I know there are at least a few of you out there.
I’m here to tell you to stop. Stop dieting, stop making yourself promises you’ll never keep, and stop making food the enemy.
So you ate way too much pecan pie. It’s not a moral issue and you’re still a good person.
So you went off track and gained four pouds. So what? Despite what the magazines may lead you to believe, those four pounds aren’t going to make a significant difference in your happiness or overall well-being.
How about a real plan that works to better your health and life?
The After Holiday Diet
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables today, and this whole week. Heck, for your whole life. Your body will thank you. Moreover, it is proven that fruits work as a best testosterone booster in 2016 and if you will eat foods high in protein, you will definitely build muscle.
- Drink lots of water. If you’re still drinking soda, now is as good a time as any to cut it out of your life. If you drank too much alcohol over the weekend, abstain for a few days until you feel back to your normal self.
- Take a walk. Or a run. Or have a dance party in your living room. Do some yoga. Play Frisbee with your kids. Just be active today. And most of the rest of the days this week. Exercise is not a punishment; your body was designed to move!
- Put yourself first on your list. What, you thought since the word “diet” was in the title it would be all about calorie counting and sweat equity? Nope, in fact, the most important thing you can possibly do for your well-being is to take time for yourself. Deal with your stuff. Look at what’s bugging you and what you want to change in your life. Find a way to do something kind for yourself.
That’s it. Small steps lead to greater changes; no need to overhaul your life just because your middle name is now “mashed potato Sally.”