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Five Ways to Get Back On Track

There's nothing better than knowing that you're progressing in your wellness journey and sticking to your healthy eating. Nothing better, except that slice of chocolate cake you'll just have for that special occasion, or that delicious pile of pasta you've been saving your cheat meal for. To be clear, there really is nothing wrong with those in moderation, but sometimes those little treats lead to your completely straying from your path...and you might be having trouble finding your way back. Here are five tips hat can help you get back on track.

1. Don't let one cheat meal throw off your entire week

Often, when we slip up and have a cheat meal or even a full day of unhealthy eating, we write off our hard work as "undone" and give up. We get back to unhealthy eating habits and steer right off the track. We all indulge sometimes-- don't let one unhealthy meal lead you believe that you've undone all your progress. Simple get back on track and have a healthy, balanced meal for your next meal.

2. Eat whole, unprocessed foods

Instead of complicating the "healthy eating rules" and measuring, calculating , and recording everything you eat, just remember to eat real, unprocessed, whole foods. This makes things very simple for you. This means eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and proteins. Stay away from the pre-packaged meals and foods with ingredients that you can't pronounce. This will often save you money and is healthiest way to fuel your body.

3. Plan and prepare your meals

The key to maintaining your healthy eating is always to prepared. Don't let a busy week leave you with no other option than to order takeaway. You probably always her the advice to meal-prep, but it really is one of the best ways to keep on track. Dedicate one day in the week towards washing an cutting your veggies, preparing some staples such as brown rice of chicken breast, and store them in the fridge, so you have healthy option for the entire week.