As things are beginning to open up, I wanted to give you some tips on how to lose weight even on the weekend. WHAT!!!???? YES!!!!!!
As you can see, I am a girl who likes to sample some cocktails, and this weekend is no different because tomorrow I am going to a whiskey tasting- yay!
Now, if you’re anything like me, you know what it’s like to go to an event, drink some alcohol, and then subsequently eat ALL THE FOOD! Can you relate?
But the older I get, the more I hate waking up with a food or alcohol hangover, so this is what I do to set myself up to feel amazing on Sunday morning, instead of feeling like I want to lay in bed and order donuts from DoorDash.
Step 1: Decide on the results you want NOW!
How do you want it to go?
You can lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight– all are options. But what is the result YOU want to create? If you want to lose weight then keep reading…
Step 2: Make Your Plan NOW!
What plan do you need to have in place to stick with your goals?
For my plan, I will limit my tasting to three oz of alcohol and pre-log my food.
If you’re planning a food treat, pre-log it now and fill in the rest of your day with healthier choices.
Step 3: Remember That You and In Control, Not the Food.
My friend, you are always in control, not the food, not the booze.
If you’re in the habit of binge eating after consuming food that you usually don’t have, then listen up!
That voice in the back of your head that’s telling you to eat all the things…
THAT’S NOT YOU!
As Glenn Livingston, PhD likes to say, that’s your PIG– it’s your bad habit, wild animal, junkyard dog, lizard brain, whatever you want to call it.
Name it and separate it. Those delusional thoughts have no place in the mind of a badass rebel.
When you hear it chirping in your ear to overeat or have something that’s not part of the plan, you chirp right back at it!
Brain says “You ate that donut, and even though I know you planned for it, you may as well just keep going because that’s what you do on days off, right?”
You say: “No, Satan (or whatever you may call your brain on auto-pilot). That’s not part of my plan! I made a decision in advance to have this treat, now step aside while I shimmy into my skinny jeans.
Every time you talk back to that inner misleading voice and stick with your plan, you create the possibility of even more success in the future.
There you have it! Now you have all you need for you weekend of success!