I completely agree with the poster ahead of me except I would say to get on the scale so you can see what it reads after eating in a way that's causing you guilt. It's likely going to read higher, so as long as you understand it's not fat making the number go up, it's a good learning experience to see how those foods and their sodium content affect you.
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21,377 1/14/13 2:04 P
One meal from McDonalds or even an over indulgent trip to a Chinese buffet WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you were to eat right five out of seven days this week, you'd still be doing better than average American.
Put the weekend behind you. today, you do your best to be more mindful of what you eat. Do try to drink more water today. That will help flush some of that excess sodium from your system. DON'T get the scale !! Wait a few days because if you get on now, you're going to see a gain because of water retention. And that's perfectly normal. But if you tie your emotions to the scale, you'll make yourself miserable if you see a gain. that's why I suggest staying away from the scale.
Don't beat yourself up. You're not a bad person or an unhealthy one because you ate at a buffet. Even I eat a buffet once in a while ! No one says you can never eat at a buffet again. There are strategies for eating out.
Don't worry. Just try to eat a little more mindfully this week. drink plenty of water. eat your veggies and stay away from the scale.
Does your husband always decide what you're going to eat? Do you get any input when it comes to choices?
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129 1/14/13 1:46 P
Hubbby brought home Mcdonalds 1/4 pounders for dinner Saturday, Not really of fan of McD's but ate it, Went out of town Sunday, hubby decieded on a strip mall Chinese buffet we drove by, not knowing the area we ate there, and will never go back! Feeling so sick today! I skipped breakfast and lunch..stomach feeling so icky!
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