Too much to think about and do?
Yeah, I definitely know that feeling, which is why I want to give you 3 simple tips to stay calm and stick with the plan during the tough times:
1. Don’t feel bad about having cheated a bit with your new food regime…
That doesn’t mean it’s OK to eat cake all day long, but it does mean you can move on from “food mistakes” and go back to a healthy nutrition plan the next day.
2. Keep it simple…
If cooking complicated dishes keeps you from staying on plan, then simplify things. Go for meat and veg and don’t count macros or measure – Keep it simple.
Stir-fries, salads, and soups make fast and easy , nutritious dinners. Or you can spend a bit of your weekend batch cooking everything. For this week, I made a large batch of chicken broccoli casserole, pork tenderloin and stewed cabbage, and cauliflower fried rice. Sets me up to make this coming week a bit easier overall.
3. Get plenty of sleep…
Sleep is magical. It’s the least expensive medicine. It not only helps your body recover, but it also lifts up your mood and helps you get rid of sugar cravings.
I’ve always wanted to write a book called the Sleep Diet, but I fear it would be super boring – there’d be no amazing tricks, just advice you already know about taking care of your body (because in the end that’s what works!).
And on that note, I wish you a wonderful week and I’ll end with this Confucius quote:
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
So take a deep breath, close your eyes for 60 seconds and rest your body and mind. You’ve got this !
About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.
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