One thing I’ve learned in my years as a wellness writer is to be beware of the “all or nothing” mentality. If you have one “bad day” when it comes to what you’ve eaten, don’t let it derail you into consecutive bad bays. One mishap is never the issue. Even if you ate as much as the hungry caterpillar it won’t undo progress, it’s the thinking that if you can’t always eat perfectly that you shouldn’t do it at all that leads to a spiral of bad days – and that’s a problem.
I’ve found the key is to realize that none of us are perfect, and that’s OK. Realizing this and being able to rebound quickly is what makes the difference.
So how do we rebound?
Sometimes after a night of overindulging we feel physically and emotionally out of sorts here are some ways to address both issues according to Vanessa Rissetto MS, RD, CDN founder of Culina Health.
Water water water
Beware of bloating
Don’t skip meals
Take a walk
Don’t beat yourself up
“Eating is how we connect with friends and family. Each meal is another chance to align with your goals so move on and relax.”