Eat This/Not That: Getting Back on Track after the Holidays

Ok, the holidays are officially over and it’s time to return to the real world. If you’re like most people, you put on a few pounds over the past month. That’s ok. Here’s how to get back on track.
 

  1. Start with a high-protein, healthy breakfast. One of the easiest ways for me to rebound after a rough couple of days is to make my first meal of the day the healthiest. I usually build my meal around some high protein food (eggs + egg whites, turkey bacon, protein powder in my smoothie). It sets the tone for the entire day because you’re less likely to eat poorly for your next meal. 

  2. Get to the gym. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll start tomorrow but that’s a lie. You need to make it happen today, because if you go today then you’ll be more likely to go to the gym tomorrow. 

  3. Go easy on yourself. Just because you gained a few pounds doesn’t mean the past few months of hard work are gone! You can lose it just as quickly as you gained it. Maintain perspective! 

  4. Create a menu. Plan your meals for the week, make a grocery list, and spend an afternoon meal prepping. Remember to shop on the outside of the aisles and focus on lean meats, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits, some starch, and no sugar.