It’s SO easy to get off track with your diet.
You have an extra beer or glass of wine after dinner.
You eat a few extra chips while you’re waiting for dinner to cook.
You sneak a cookie or two at the office.
And then, before you know it, you look at the scale and you’re 5 pounds heavier.
I think almost everyone has these kind of fluctuations with their weight, and fitness in general.
It’s what you DO about them that makes the difference in the long run.
I can tell you personally though that what has helped ME keep the 64 pounds I lost off for the last 12 or so years is:
— having a sound ‘nutritional master plan’ (you can see the one I personally follow HERE)
— weighing in at least every 2 weeks
— being AWARE when I am getting back on track and letting myself slip
— when it does, I slap myself, get STRICT for a few weeks, and back on track
If you notice the scale creeping up – or even just stalling out if you’re trying to lose weight – get back to logging your food EVERY DAY. Kick the workouts up a notch, and try to get some extra sessions in.
Then you’ll back to where you want to be before you know it.
It’s this kind of CONSTANT monitoring and knowing what’s up that I think separates folks who battle with weight all their lives, and those who manage to stay healthy and in shape all the time.
What are your thoughts on the topic?
Let me know in the comments section below.
And stay strong!