So the weekend is in full swing and I know how hard it can be to motivate yourself to stick to your diet and keep up the exercise. There are so many other things you'd rather be doing! Like all those summer BBQs and get-togethers.
I've got a few tips to help you keep you on the right track.
1. Exercise first thing in the morning.
If you don't take this step, you are most likely to skip it all together. Too many things will get in the way and once evening comes, you'll be too tired to even think about getting that workout in. It also helps you tackle the day with confidence and allows you to enjoy what you eat throughout the day.
2. Take it easy on the beverages.
I'm not a drinker, but I know how easy it can be to indulge in a few beers, a glass of wine, or some fancy summer cocktails. Just because it's liquid, that doesn't mean those empty calories just wash away! And definitely don't let it serve as your main source of hydration. It will have quite the opposite effect. Hydrate first and you'll be less likely to consume more high calorie, alcoholic drinks than you should.
3. Load up on fruit.
Summer is the season for fruit! This is your chance to indulge and enjoy, especially on the weekends. And when you load up on some fantastic seasonal fruit, you'll be less likely to overindulge in the chips, burgers, and macaroni salad.
4. Stick to your sleep schedule.
Don't underestimate your sleep. This just might be one of the most important tips to adhere to. A sleep schedule gone awry, throws everything totally out of whack. You're hungry at the wrong times, cranky, and just feeling out of sorts when you are lacking sleep or getting up at different hours during the weekend. You won't feel like exercising and you surely won't be bright-eyed enough to make clean and healthy food choices.
5. Don't break from your diet.
Just because it's the weekend you can let loose and indulge as you please? That has never made sense to me. It defeats the purpose of all of your hard work at becoming and STAYING healthy. Come Monday, you have to repair all the damage you did over the weekend. It's anything but healthy! However, enjoy yourself. Allow yourself to have something sweet. Just keep it in moderation and remember to enjoy it!
Always consult your physician before beginning any nutrition regimen. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate program for your needs.
All comments written above are my own opinion and thoughts as it relates to nutrition.
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