WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I found myself sitting on top of the kitchen counter waist deep in candy wrappers. Suddenly, the reality of what I had done came crashing down: I raided my kids ? Halloween candy bags. All three of them. The only remaining treats at the bottom were a smattering of stale lollipops and hard, pink gum; I had single-handedly consumed the rest.
Despite being totally determined to not fall off the wagon, occasionally we do. We blow it, BIG TIME, and it is often a struggle to pick up the pieces that used to be our confidence and get back on the track of healthy living.
A few tips for recovering from a major food fall:
1. Stay hydrated. Drink a ton of water to try to flush out the insane amounts of sugar you loaded into your body during your semi out-of-body experience.
2. Eat light. Salads and soups will be a welcomed change. The fiber in these foods will also help your body work through the bucket load of fat and sugar you fed it.
3. Exercise. Just work it out. Sweat it out. More than anything, exercise will help mentally and emotionally as you reset your conviction to focus on your fitness goals.
This upcoming Halloween week is a hard one for us, ladies. Candy is being thrown at us from every direction. Just take a deep breath, be reasonable, and enjoy it. If you find yourself in a sugar induced coma, remember one day of failure is never enough to throw in the whole towel.
Tomorrow is a new day.
Find more fitness and nutrition tips from Mandi at Trainer Momma.