So, the Easter Bunny delivered an entire Lindt factory of chocolate to your door this Easter, and of course you just had to eat it.
I mean, it’d be rude not to, right?
I get it. Easter used to be my complete undoing every.single.year.
I would FINALLY get my eating together after Christmas and then, BAM! Easter would hit me and I was down for the count. Hot cross buns and ear-less chocolate bunnies were spread from one end of the kitchen to the other. It was not a pretty sight. 😉
Thankfully, since Ditching the Diet, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to get back on track after a mini (or major) binge session.
You have not “broken” your diet and you DON’T need to “start fresh” next Monday.
Ditching the Diet means ditching the perfection. Your eating doesn’t have to be perfect. This is real life. Parties, birthdays and holidays will come and go and it’s perfectly fine to enjoy a treat if that’s what you really want. Don’t beat yourself up. It’s is all part of the process.
remember why you started
If it all starts to get a bit much and those chocolate bunnies are calling your name at 2am, take a pause and remember why you started. Think about what you want even more than nibbling on a chocolate bunny ear… you want a body you can feel comfortable in, you want to be free from the anxiety of worrying about what to eat at the next family BBQ so you don’t gain weight, you want to jump out of bed each morning feeling good about yourself. Write yourself a reminder and stick it on your fridge. Then give the chocolate bunnies to the neighbour!
jump back in the kitch
That’s right! Spend MORE time in the kitchen, not less! Let’s face it, if your only choices of food are between a half eaten Easter egg and a droopy-looking carrot stick, you’ll choose the chocolate every time. Fill your pantry with goji berries, cacao and raw nuts. Stock up your fridge with organic fruit, veggies and greens and then… go for it! Start cooking! Download some recipes and whip up a superfood superstorm! You’ll be sooooo much more likely to eat delicious, healthy food if you actually have some there!
up your healthy fats
No, you’re not seeing a chocoholics mirage, I really did say eat more fat. Just make sure it’s the right kind of fat, baby!
Healthy fats like coconut oil and avocado will actually ramp up your metabolism and help you burn more fat! Add a dash of coconut milk to your Chia Chai Latte, throw some avocado in your next Chocolate Banana Smoothie or throw some extra coconut in your next batch of Sexy Superfood Snackbars. These little gems are soooo delish, you’ll be breaking up with regular ‘ol chocolate in no time!
do something for YOU
So here’s the rub… as women we do, do, do for everyone else and forget about the singular most important person in our world… YOU! Take some time to do something just for you. Get a facial, take a walk, soak in the tub, it doesn’t matter what you choose, but it has to be totally selfish (and unapologetically so) Treat yourself like you’re worth your own time. Let yourself know that you are special and you deserve to be treated as such. No one deserves your love and attention more than YOU!
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Here’s to Ditching the Diet!