You don't have to "save up" for your easter treats! Enjoy your day and move on.
The concept that we have to "save up" or "go all in" for holiday or overly indulgent treats ends TODAY!
You don't have to wait to start over tomorrow or feel entirely defeated over one day.
Let's look at a small example to help you feel more in control this weekend (and every holiday moving forward)
For a baseline of 2,000 calories per day (this is not individualized to you, but go with me here...)
Breakfast- 1 slice multi-grain bread, 1 egg (scrambled w/ 1/2c veggies + 1tbsp olive oil), 1 breakfast sausage patty, 1 cup of coffee, 1tbsp coffee creamer
Lunch- 1 whole wheat tortilla, 1/2c tuna salad (canned tuna, mayo, mustard), 1/4c spinach, 2 slices tomato, 1 slice cheese,
Dinner- 3oz ham, 1c green beans, 1c Mac n cheese, 1/2c mashed potatoes
Dessert- 1 small slice of cake
Snacks/treats- 2 servings candy, 10 grapes, 5 carrots, 1/4c dip, 10 crackers, 5 slices/cubes of cheese
You've eaten throughout the day and supported stable blood sugar levels, as well as reduced your ability to binge large quantities of foods that are higher in saturated fat and sugar. You've supported your typical metabolic level to keep your body functioning well.
As opposed to...
Breakfast- coffee only (spikes blood sugar and cortisol levels)
Dinner- 6-8oz ham, 1/2c green beans, 1c Mac n cheese, 1c mashed potatoes
Dessert- 1 medium slice of cake
Snacks/treats- 1c candy, 10+ slices/cubes of cheese, 10+ crackers, 3oz deli meat, 1/4c dip
You've skipped meals, thus spiking your blood sugar levels each time you've eaten. Taking your stomach from completely empty to overly full increases your portion sizes and non-nutrient-dense choices, as well as put your metabolism into overdrive to support digestion.
Now hear me on this- NEITHER of the above scenarios are BAD ones.
We all deserve to enjoy both days every once in a while.
While the first scenario supports health by including more fiber, less sugar, and a better macronutrient balance, but the second scenario doesn't set you back.
You can make the decision to get up and choose scenario 1 tomorrow.
So friend, take this as an encouragement today to allow yourself grace this weekend. Jesus did NOT die for you to pick apart the beautiful body He gave you 💝
Have the chocolate and jelly beans, but have some fruit and veggies, too.
Spend time with family, love them hard, and love yourself, too!
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