Don’t let “THE WAGON” run you over!
A common phrase when people derail from a nutrition plan goes a little like this, “Well, I fell off the wagon…and I didn’t get back on track so I gave up”.
OK, here’s the secret:
When you fall off the proverbial wagon you GET BACK ON or else the wagon will run you over (and it will hurt!).
That one bad choice can lead to a day, a couple days or a week of putting garbage into your body and slow down your progress, and really, who wants that?!
Depending on your goal, here are a few strategies to help you stay focused and keep your eye on the prize (your ultimate goal!).
- Give yourself a “free” meal or snack once a week so you can enjoy something you really love. Have it, enjoy it, then go right back to your plan.
- Intermittent fasting is becoming increasing popular, and for good reason. Strategies such as including a high calorie day following by a fasting day give you more options to plan out and include food choices that wouldn’t be considered ‘eating clean’. If you are interested in trying intermittent fasting work with a nutrition coach to help you create a plan.
- Speaking of nutrition coaches…hire a coach to help you on stay focused and be accountable for your food intake. A coach might have you send them your daily intake or track your food selections in a journal. This is a great way to stay focused and keep track of your progress. It is also a great way to stay motivated.
- ENJOY FOOD! There are SO many amazing clean eating recipes on the net (and on this page). Experiment with food, try new things and you will be amazed at how eating clean can taste!