Are you the person that goes out and enjoys indulgences on the weekend and then feels guilty later? After those indulgences do you also feel the need to deprive yourself as soon as Monday comes? I’ll be the first person to confess and say that definitely used to be me. I would go out, enjoy time with family and friends and then beat myself up afterward. I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone on that.
A lot of people think that in order to “get back on track” with healthy eating they have to deprive themselves and that is simply not true. What I’ve learned is that the best way for me to get back on track is to eat good nutrient-dense foods that make me feel good mentally and physically, without depriving myself in any way. If you’re unsure about how to get back on track after a weekend of indulgences, in this post you’ll see just how I do it.
I drink coffee just about every day. On this particular morning in my coffee, I mixed in 2 tablespoons of nut milk creamer (half almond milk, half coconut cream) and 1/2 tablespoon of agave.
One of the ways I like to get back on track right away is to have a green smoothie. On this particular morning, I decided to have my favorite green smoothie. I made this one on Sunday night so when I woke up on Monday I had a healthy breakfast in the fridge ready for me to grab and go. This smoothie is so good and it keeps me full for hours.
2 cups of coconut water
Juice from half of a lemon
About 2 cups of spinach
About 1/4 of an avocado
About 1/4 cup of mixed fruit
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 scoops of collagen
Mid Afternoon Snack:
For a mid-afternoon snack, I had a brownie. This is a recipe that I adapted from Jillian Michaels brownie recipe in the book Master Your Metabolism. You can find the recipe that I used in the post What I Eat In A Day #5 Healthy Meals That Are Simple To Make. To me, this brownie has a cake texture so I wanted to make up a little frosting for it this time.
Ingredients For The Frosting:
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of dark cocoa powder
How I Made The Frosting:
All I did was mix all of the ingredients together and applied it to the top of my brownie.
I made a quick salmon salad. I put the salmon salad on top of about 2 cups of spinach with some carrot matchsticks, avocado, cucumber, and grape tomatoes. I drizzled the top of everything with a little bit of avocado oil. On the side, I had a few tortilla chips with about 2 tablespoons of spinach and artichoke hummus.
How I Made The Salmon Salad:
- I drained one can of boneless skinless pink salmon (5 ounces)
- I mixed in red onion, about 1 tablespoon of mayo, about 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard, salt, and pepper
For dinner, I made a quick shrimp stir fry.
How I made the stir fry:
I seasoned my shrimp with salt, pepper, and paprika. I sauteed the shrimp in avocado oil. In a different pot, I sauteed bell peppers, onions, and broccoli in avocado oil. I seasoned my veggies with salt and pepper. When both the shrimp and veggies were done I drained the liquid from the shrimp and mixed the shrimp with the veggies. I added in about 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos. I served this stir fry on top of brown rice and added a little bit more of the coconut aminos to the top.
With my dinner, I had about half of a bottle of Lavender Melon Kombucha. (Throughout the day I also drank 64 ounces of water)
As you can see, I definitely don’t believe that there is any need for deprivation just to get back on track with healthy eating. Hopefully, this post encouraged you and gave you some ideas on how you can get right back on track if you have an indulgent weekend.
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