What a game! Brady has yet another championship ring! It’s Monday, you had a great time with your friends and families, or you just enjoyed a quiet Sunday at home watching the commercials and half-time show, (oh Adam, you have been doing everything right in the kitchen and the gym!!) but you ate too much and drank more than you have been while on your weight loss journey. Not a big deal. You don’t have to stress about this, because that will only increase the stress hormone cortisol which can further slow your progress, and hey, you had fun! It was a great weekend, so take a deep breath, you got this. We are here with you too. Let’s get back on track!
What to do on Monday after a weekend of eating more than required? This was just a day in your life, and you can get back on track. It is easy and we are keeping it very simple:
Drink more water, exercise, and get back to protein! Get your body and metabolism moving on Monday! Work out that extra sodium and sugar intake and get your heart rate up to flush out your Super Bowl Sunday snacks! At a minimum get in 30 minutes of movement, did I mention drink lots of water today, and get back to eating your portioned protein. Keep it that simple. Keep your chin up and put in a little extra at the gym or walk another mile with your pet, also add a little more water during the day each day this week. This is life and we all can get back on cleaner eating and weight loss after a heavy food day! You can do this!
Super Bowl Sunday-What can I eat?
Super Bowl 53 is almost here! That’s right, and after you decide what team you will be cheering for OR if you just watch for the entertainment and commercials (like many of us) you can still enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. I mean Gladys Knight will sing our national anthem, I have chills already! Gladys Knight!!!
Rams or Patriots? Chips or Celery?
After you choose your jersey and war paint, now it’s time to plan what you will you eat and drink! This is one of those events that we most often celebrate with food and alcohol. You can’t walk into a grocery store without bumping into a soda display stacked like a football field, a chip display larger than your home, and football-shaped sweet treats taunting you! These are all part of the day, but you don’t have to slide right off the cliff, so what “can” you eat and stay on your personal paths? We want to keep a very SIMPLE approach to this and not over-think it. Here are some tips for a successful Super Bowl Sunday while dieting:
- Drink lots of water. You are most likely at a “red Solo Cup-type” event- skip the sodas and sweet tea, but put some water in yours, you will still feel part of the party. Limit your alcohol intake; as we know it can slow your progress, but again, enjoy your day and your life and if possible, stick with a lower carb alcoholic beverage if you are going to drink and do so in moderation. Love some sweet-tea?
- Protein Protein Protein: If you are craving wings, chips and salsa, and bean dip- those can be packed with unneeded sugars that are not a part of your game plan: so, skip the chips and have some non-breaded wings with a little side of salsa with celery for that crunch and enjoy. Making a small adjustment to favorites can still satisfy your craving for bar food, but without the unneeded carbs that can slow your progress and have you feeling bloated and frustrated the day after.
- Meal Prep on Saturday or BEFORE the game-this is probably one of the best tips: get your weekly prep done before the big game, that way you are all ready to go on Monday for your re-set. It’s that simple.
- Exercise today! Get up in the morning, drink a glass of water, and take a brisk walk, jog, or hit the gym- just get 30 minutes of movement in before the festivities. It will spark your metabolism and get you ready to process the extra food and drinks from the festivities.
Have an awesome day and enjoy! Let’s hope the refs can actually see and call plays, that there are no wardrobe malfunctions at half-time and may the best team win and Have Fun!