- 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.