How to avoid diet sabotage when you have a bad day

With January good intentions at the top of our lists, many people will be dieting or at least aiming to eat more healthily. As we strive to be 100% perfect with our New Year heads on, we are often extra harsh on ourselves and can set unrealistic limitations on our diet.

‘’No alcohol in January’’

‘’No chocolate in January’’

‘’I won’t eat any processed food’’

Too strict an approach can set us up for a big fall.

What we tend to see in the personal training industry is our clients trying to be perfect and then getting frustrated when they cave in and consume an entire packet of biscuits or bottle of wine.

The truth is that it’s fine to have these things occasionally, and actually making it part of the plan to have the odd treat will result in better results and adherence in the long term.

I’m sure you’ve all had a day when your intention is to stick to your diet, but you end up going off plan and then before you know it, you’ve written the whole day off and end up eating everything in sight, promising yourself that you’ll start again tomorrow. Sound familiar? I’ve been there too!

Complete sabotage in this way can really set you back on your fat loss goals and end up leaving you with feelings of guilt and frustration.

So, what should you do when you fall off the wagon?

Just get straight back on it at your next meal!

Seriously, you are only one meal away from getting your metabolism back in to balance.

So, rather than writing the whole day off next time you over-eat the wrong foods, just get right back on track at the next meal that day. You will feel so much better for it. And please remember to be kind to yourself!

Hopefully these pointers help, but if you need any further guidance, you can get in touch with our expert personal trainers in Bristol by calling 0117 403 7600, or email Learn more on our Facebook page!

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