Was yesterday a celebration day for you and your family? Often we have celebrations and tend to overeat “just a bit”. Know what I mean? How many times have you overconsumed and felt guilty afterward?
Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to feel guilty.
But Coach, I crashed on my diet and I didn’t workout. Its ok. Here is why.
First, If you have been on track for a while and eating 85-90% clean, your body responds to a cheat meal by revving up your metabolism beyond its normal levels. This is the same as if you are a jogger/runner and you add in a high intensity workout. Your body responds positively with increased calorie burn, metabolism, and muscle conditioning. Its a good thing.
Second, when we feel guilt we ruin all the goodness of the day. Guilt is self-imposed and unnecessary. You already ate, you can’t change it, so let it go. Focus instead on the celebration, your family and friends, and the great food you ate. Think about how good you felt with all that and get back on track tomorrow.
Bottom line. A cheat day can help you. Two cheat days however wont.
Skip the guilt, own it, enjoy it, and crush it tomorrow.