Yesterday I went to a party,
I drank, ate morrerella sticks, bagel bites, lots of crackers, cookies and pizza.
I am soo upset. Today, half of me feels like just eating whatever, and half of me feels like eating nothing to make up for it..
how do i get back on track?
No reason to keep eating crappy and eating nothing isn't going to rectify the situation. Pretend yesterday never happened and just move forward with your calorie counting and excersizing!
You act like it never happened and start anew.
Oh, and drink lots of water to flush out some of the excess sodium.
I know how you feel, I did the same yesterday went to a party ate way too much pizza, snacks and worst of all drank sweet cider so today all I crave is more junk. I plan to forget about this weekend and start the week afresh tomorrow!
Dont beat yourself up over it. Its done and over. But remember why you want to lose it and think of your goal. One bad day can be good because sometimes we under eat and that can boost your metabolism.
Continue to meet your goals and do not give up. You will be right on track. One day is not going to make you gain weight.
Good luck to you!
In the long run, you probably set yourself back a week, at most. A week is nothing.
Did you really think the rest of your life would be free of these foods? Time to build a little flexibility into your eating plan so you can live a normal life.
You're not alone, we all do it now and then. Just start a new day and get back to eating healthy. In the past I would screw up and then think, well I might as well eat everything I want, I already blew it...but that is just 1 day in your life. Don't let it continue to the next day. Good luck.
Move on and get over it, you went to a party. So what, you have a social life and had fun. That is great, don't punish yourself for having fun. You can do whatever you want: it is the weekend, eat what you want for the rest of the day and get back on track Monday; or make healthy smart choices and work out today.
Don't beat yourself up over this, once night will not blow your diet.
There's a saying about doing "the next right thing". You can't change what has already happened but you can always do the next right thing. Hey going to a party and indulging once in awhile is what makes life fun and worth while. Mark it the books as an indulgence and do the next right thing and all the rest of the right things will fall into place too. Good luck and all the best!
Messing up a meal doesn't mean the rest of the day is ruined. Messing up a day doesn't mean the rest of the week is ruined. You can't undo the past, but you can keep improving in the future.
Sit down and look at the numbers. If you keep a 500-cal deficit for 7 days, you should lose a pound of fat in a week. So if you have 20lbs to lose, it should take you 20 weeks to reach your goal.
If you make a mistake, and you eat 500 calories more than you intend, that means that you'll have a deficit of 3000 at the end of the week - so you should still lose 0.85 lbs of fat. That doesn't sound too bad, does it? Or put another way - if you eat at maintenance for a day, you'll reach your goal one day later. That isn't the end of the world. And it certainly isn't a reason to give up and never reach your goal at all.
You can't undo what you did yesterday. But you can control what you do today, tomorrow, and so on.
Sometimes a "cheat day" actually gives your metabolism a boost!
I agree. Eating a deficit for too long can make your body start to feel deprived, so a day off once in a while is a good thing. You only need to worry when a day off turns into a week off, and then month and so on.
I always meet a new low weight a week after a day off from calorie counting. It's because I always get straight back on track. ONE day didn't make you overweight, weeks, months or years did.
You just do. No need to impale yourself with a mozzarelly stick you only blew one day not you diet :-) It doesn't really matter in the long run, but do drink more water - that was good advice.
Keep track next time you are faced with the same goodies, or even better: When you know you are going to a party or movie night have an ultra healthy day with only veggies and eggwhite etc. and then plan a decent amount not beyong your maintenacne. (And count your drinks. Alcohol has a ridicolously high amount of cals.)
That's how I get my occasional Ben and Jerries: Eat under 1000 cals, half a B&J and give the second half to my friend (who is naturally skinny and used to eat two packs a day in her twenties). I can't keep it in my fridge, though. :-)
Don't forget: This is not about losing x amount of pounds in four weeks. It's about eating in a way that you can keep up for the rest of your life
I did this on Friday night! Came home after drinking and gorged on pizza, breadsticks, chocolates...it was ugly. I was only up 2-3 lbs this morning surprising, and I imagine those are mostly water. Do not restrict, that will just start a vicious cycle (been there, done that many times). Just eat what you were before your little blunder. Our bodies work in mysterious ways sometimes too, sometimes people (as some of the posters above have demonstrated) eat too much for a day and actually lose weight, while others seem to have a quite a deficit and no loss to show for it. I think it's important to trust your body (maybe your deficit was a little too much, so your body drove you to eat). But don't be too hard on yourself, as everyone else said, it's just one day! You can't get fat or thin in a day!
Yep, it's a new day. Forget the past and move on.
As long as you eat right 80% of the time then 20% of the time you can afford to splurge. Just get back at it and exercise and don't splurge again for at least a month.
You will be fine!!
you're already back on track :) healthy eating is a day by day process... I believe you will make better choices today and move toward your goal.. Most importantly be kind to yourself you can do this...
Just get back on track. I used to try and cut-back/over-exercise to make up for bad days or days where we had meals out. But it's not worth it! It tires your body out, makes you feel more deprived and makes very little difference overall!
On Saturday I went to a party. I ate four slices of pizza, some lindt chocolate and drank three glasses of wine. It took me about 300-500 calories above my usual amount. But you know what - I don't care! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying people should eat like this all the time and just ignore it. But for me it truly was a one-off. It's very rare that I eat unhealthily, so I didn't feel guilty about it. Come Sunday I was 100% back on track and I doubt it'll affect my weigh in.
Don't worry. Forget yesterday. Focus on today,
You can't take back what you ate and drank yesterday, but you can make a difference today.
Eating more junk won't help anyone. Go outside and jog or eat an apple. Do something healthy. Don't live in the past, live in the moment!
Humans aren't perfect and we all make mistakes. I slip up, just like I'm sure everyone on this forum did too.
Will you help yourself by just eating more ice cream and being upset about eating too much yesterday? Will that help you reach your goal? Of course not.
Pick yourself up again and continue as if yesterday's party never happened.
Good luck! :)