Sometimes making changes in your life is just frustrating. You do a good job for a bit and then life begins to take control. Juggling several life changes at once isn’t easy, and now you have just added weight loss to the pile. Counting calories, exercising, and removing the comfort foods that help you cope, […]
Having a difficult time keeping your appetite under control? It can be especially hard to lock down cravings if you’re on the very-low-calorie-diet portion of the HCG protocol. Cravings can come any time of the day (or night), and learning how to control them can make or break your weight loss plans. The good news […]
We’re excited to announce the HCG 26 Day Weight Loss Challenge! We want to help as many people get healthy as possible, and since we know that weight loss is easier in groups, we want YOU to join our group weight loss challenge. You’ll have the support of other HCG clients, plus you will receive […]
So you finally reached your weight loss goal! Congratulations! Reaching a goal brings a range of emotions; you feel accomplished, excited for the future, and maybe even a little nervous for what comes next. After wrapping up Phase 2 of the HCG Diet, it’s time to start mentally preparing for Phase 3. Phase 3, or […]
This is a scary time of year to be dieting. With what seems like endless temptations around, it would be easy to cheat or have a lapse. We know that you’ll have moments of weakness and you may eventually cave. When you do slip up, you may take some comfort in the fact that everyone makes diet mistakes once in a while. We’ve blogged about what to do after a cheat before. And we still maintain that what’s most important is what you do immediately after. Hint: the absolute worst thing you can do is beat yourself up about it.
To start, recognize it for what it is—a lapse.
Your day started out right. You showered, got dressed, got the kids off to school and went to work. You took your HCG drops and ate your planned and pre-measured meal. And then the Halloween candy started calling your name. You ignored it. You were strong for hours. But it kept calling and kept calling. The only way to make it stop calling was to eat it. And just like that, in that moment, your diet went from “great!” to “gosh.”
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t let it get out of control. And most importantly, don’t give up. Here are some strategies to bounce back mentally and physically from a cheat:
Bill Bowerman, Olympic trainer and co-founder of Nike, once said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”
Regardless of the fact that Bill was making a literal reference to unpredictable outdoor elements inhibiting his runners’ desire to work out, there’s something more universal in his quotation than he may have intended. It doesn’t just have to be pouring rain or sweltering heat that keeps us from adhering to our predetermined workout regimen. And usually, it’s not. Instead it’s personal scrutiny, judgment, or acceptance—ultimately our overall self image—that determines whether or not we’re willing to hit the pavement on any given day.