I got this question from a friend the other day: ‘I have a holiday get-together this weekend and I know I won’t be eating very well. What can I do to help me not fall behind in my weight loss goals?’
First off, it’s great that you are being proactive with your diet! If you know you won’t have access to very healthy eats, I like to have my clients eat two low carb days right before a day that they know they won’t be eating well. The key is to get right back into healthy eating mode after the holiday is over.
Also, plan your cheat day around the holiday meal. If you are eating like a diet rockstar 6 out of 7 days, one day where you eat a little bad will not hinder your goals. It might actually help you lose more by replenishing your body with energy.
You are in control of your diet, your diet doesn’t control you! Just remember to enjoy celebrating, and if food happens to be the gathering point, a little cheating won’t hurt.