Did a coworker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh on the breadbasket, order
fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up
and abandon your weight–loss goals. One meal doesn’t negate all of your healthy efforts, as long as you’re making healthy
choices most of the time. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “my diet starts next week,” then you know that one indulgent
meal can quickly turn into a weekend of eating lots of high–calorie foods. That attitude can quickly turn a minor setback
into a complete diet derailer. Instead, let it go and get back on track at your next meal or snack.
Today’s Editor’s Tip:
Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor
“There are some days when the treats pile up—who knew there would be bagels at work when I got in and birthday cake in the
afternoon? Just because I’ve indulged throughout the day doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. I can still make a healthier choice
the next time I sit down to eat.”
Actionable Tip: Come up with your plan to get back on track.