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  • Debbie Baisden

4 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LABOR DAY WEEKEND





Happy Labor Day Weekend! I think you should freely enjoy the fun and festivities over the long weekend! I'm heading to the pool for sure on Monday with my family and cannot wait!



That said, I don't think it should be a 4 day binge where you feel like absolute garbage Tuesday morning. That is the freaking worst.



Here are 4 tips to not feel like trash:



#1 DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF. If you have a buffet on the horizon, cool, you still need to eat every few hours before and after. Load up on veggies, proteins, healthy fats, fruits, and complex carbs.



#2 DO NOT GET MENTALLY WEIRD. Let's mature past the food psychology drama of dieting, calorie counting, exercise punishment, food shame / guilt, all-or-nothing, or rewarding ourselves with morsels. Just eat, and if you screw up, move on because stress can actually mess up your digestive system.


#3 CHUG, CHUG, CHUG. You already know this, but you need a boat-load of water if you're eating junk, slamming drinks, and/or out in the sun. So reward your body hourly with 4 massive gulps of water to prevent feeling like you've been hit by a truck later.



#4 BE A DIVA. Only eat and drink what you truly like. Be picky. If you don't love a food, pass on it. Even if you're a people-pleaser and your loved one is raking you over the coals about not taking a bite. Make every sip and every bite worth it so you don't end up eating both foods you love and foods you tolerate because you'll want your stomach pumped later.




Go celebrate!