These past few weeks, Matt has learned some tough lessons about indulging. As I've written many times on this blog- I don't believe in deprivation as part of a healthy lifestyle; there needs to be some room for eating foods you love. Here are two tips Matt wanted to share with readers who may also struggle with overindulging:
Keep splurge days to just one day: Matt's birthday was last weekend, and we had a big BBQ slathered meal at Shakedown BBQ, followed by several beers. That's fine for a special birthday celebration; but in retrospect Matt knows he used his birthday as an excuse to continue the unhealthy eating for several days afterwards.
Realize your weak spots and take preventative steps: At the beginning of Matt's journey, one of his goals was to eat his favorite treats, but not go crazy. We know that one of Matt's weaknesses is mindlessly eating chips, cookies, or whatever "treat" he has chosen for the day, so Matt was measuring his junk food to make sure he wasn't consuming too much junk in one sitting. The measuring slowly fell by the wayside, and Matt found himself reverting back to his old habits. Starting to portion out chips or ice cream again is really going to help the journey get back on track.
Matt was not happy with his progress this week, so let's all cheer him on as he continues his journey! Here are this week's stats:
Weight: 178.8 lbs
And here is Sadie to wish everyone a happy week: