Hola!! Happy Easter to you!! Hope you’ve had a fab weekend so far.
I sometimes dread bank holiday weekends only because I know that Monday can be a total drag.
…Especially if you’re like me and want to indulge in your favourite cheat foods over the weekend.
Plus its so easy to feel GUILTY on Monday morning after a weekend of “bad eating”, am I right?
…Especially if you’ve still got more celebration food to get through..
Ok so this Sunday, I had avo and a fried egg on toast, almond cake, an easter egg, yogurt, a protein shake, quorn sausages with green veg, a couple of glasses of wine, a chocolate tofu mousse (Yum!) and I could have kept going, but I know my limits – lol
OK So you want to know how to deal with the over load?
Well in the past, I would have felt like I ought to significantly increase my workout times and severely cut back my calories for the following 24-48 hours. But you know what? This just isn’t necessary anymore. It NEVER was.
And I don’t feel remotely guilty because I use a perfect “damage control plan” every Monday to UNDO any damage from my weekend of fun food….
So here are my 3 Simple Rules to UNDO Damage of a Weekend Food Binge – try doing this yourself tomorrow !!
RULE #1: Increase the Volume of your workout
This is where you follow a high volume (20+ reps) workout using the largest muscle groups ie: legs, glutes, back and chest – this is so that you burn as many calories as possible and deplete the glycogen stored in your muscles and liver. Try this :: 10 X 10 reps of pushups, pull-ups (or bent over rows), and bodyweight squats back to back, rest for a maximum of 1 minute between sets. GO !! and let me know how you got on…
RULE #2: Cut the Carbs
Especially any starchy carbs and fruit – this will help to balance out your blood sugar. When your body doesn’t have sugar or carbs to burn, it has no other option but to use fat as fuel which we likeee !!
RULE #3: Eat after 12
This is essentially a fast from the time you stop eating to around lunch time the following day, try fasting for 12-16 hours. This helps to speed up fat loss and get rid of the excess water bloat you’ll experience from eating too many carbs. First meal should be a light high protein breakfast.
Here’s to helping your body deal with weekend BLOAT and enjoying the fun food guilt free!