Don’t Let a Slip Trip Up Your Weight Loss Resolve

If you were perfect you wouldn’t be visiting a healthy living website for weight loss help. So don’t let that Saturday night pizza-and-beer or chips-and-ice cream binge blow your resolve.

We’re human; we make mistakes.

We tend to be our own worst critic. So it’s not unusual that we awake the morning after a food binge and feel like a failure.

Don’t be so hard on yourself. An occasional slip is bound to happen. In fact, some of the best diet approaches include a day or portion of a day where you are encouraged to eat what you want.

The best advice for someone who’s fallen off the diet wagon: Pick yourself up, wipe off the crumbs and climb right back on.

Your healthy eating initiative is not a lost cause because of a momentary slip — no matter how big of a binge it was. It’s only when binges or slips occur every other day that you sabotage your efforts.

Instead of saying or thinking “I blew it!” after you polish off that box of Girl Scout cookies, tell yourself that tomorrow’s going to be a brighter, lighter day.

Please don’t use that binge as an excuse to restart your diet “next week.” The time for action is right now. This minute and this moment.

Do what it takes to stay on track. Your diet and your health are worth it.

Should a case of the munchies linger, fight back with exercise, fresh fruit or a few sticks of sugarless gum.

You just might find that the length of time between binges will grow until one fine day you are no longer tempted to overindulge with food.



John McGran has been writing about health and weight loss for several national companies since 2000. He brings his knowledge of diets — and his passion for dropping pounds — to Meal Plan Map because he believes it is the future of smart, stress-free eating and improved health.


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