Jennifer gives you five easy ways to get back on track if you are not currently on track with your eating.

Five Ways to get Back on Track

Raise your hand if you have “fallen off the wagon.”

Raise your hand if you are a “hot mess express!”

Raise your hand if you are making very unhealthy choices lately.

Ok now put your hand down because the people in your house are probably looking at you funny.

I was doing so great! This whole Quarantine I was truly rocking it. I was tracking, making good food choices, eating Keto only, exercising. I was doing so great…and then last Sunday hit. Easter. I allowed myself to cheat. “It’s one meal” I thought. I can get right back on track Monday. So…I ate mac and cheese, rolls, cupcakes and some Easter candy.

Then Monday came. There were still cupcakes, Easter Candy and leftovers sitting around. So…I continued to eat those things. Now, a week later, I am looking at some weight gain, some bloat, and definitely a sense of failure within my own head.

Now, how do we get back on track when we have fallen so far off that we are not sure where the track is?!? Here are five simple ways to get started that will kick your booty into gear.

  1. Decide you are ready – This is number one for a reason. If you are ready to re-commit, you won’t. Don’t even try if you are not mentally ready. You will just fail and feel even worse than you do now. So, if you aren’t ready, come back to this post when you are! If you know in your head and your heart you are ready – read on!
  2. Throw out any crap food you have sitting around. Yes, waste food. In a time of crisis. When there is a food shortage, yes I said it. No one will eat your half eaten chocolate bunny. You can’t donate random peanut butter cups or your homemade cupcakes. Throw – them – out! You will eat them if you don’t!
  3. Track, track, track – This is so important. Pick a tracker (I love Carb Manager and My Fitness Pal) and USE IT! Actually, pre-track. Track BEFORE you eat for the day. That way, there is no guesswork. You know what you can have, you know what fits into your macros, and you will hopefully eat only what you track! This leads me to my next point…
  4. Plan, plan, plan – Plan out your meals for the week. Then, go to the grocery store and then adjust accordingly. The grocery stores are becoming more stocked lately so you shouldn’t have to adjust too much! However, plan your meals, go to the store and then adjust. Have some options. Pre-track your meals and then stick to your plan! It will save you time and money.
  5. Exercise before noon each day – Just to get back on track, make a commitment to exercise in the morning before your brain figures out what is going on. For those of us that are home all day – this isn’t as difficult as those of you still going into work. You might have to get up early but it is worth it. Speaking of exercise – Add some people on your exercise tracker. I added a coworker/friend and seeing each other working out really motivates the other one to workout so add as many people as you can! Then, as they workout, you can send encouraging messages to them to cheer them on!

There you have it, my top 5 tips. Make a commitment and then stick to it. Say “NO” to temporary thing and say “YES” to a healthier you! You can do this! You are worth it!

In the comments below, tell me what is on your plan for meals this week. List your favorite healthy dinner!

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.