Summer is a great time of the year. There are vacations, family reunions, barbeques, pool parties, and picnics. Its great to break out of our usual routine and have some fun, but it can also be challenging to stick to a healthy eating plan. Planning ahead with your own snacks on hand definitely helps in these situations (bars, nuts, etc), but as we know, things don’t always go as planned and sometimes we end up eating things we don’t normally eat. What do we do?
The key here is to get back on track as soon as possible and go back to basics! Some BFFer’s find it helpful to do a day or two of juicing only, while others find that just focusing on fresh low carb meals gets things back on track rather quickly. It is also important to get back to your workout routine especially if you missed a few workouts! Before you know it, you will back on track and feeling good again!
What do you do to get back from a break in routine? I would love to hear your thoughts!
I am at a friend’s family weekend and the only food here is carbs served with carbs with carbs for dessert!
Thank goodness I have some cheese sticks and Quest bars or I would be very hungry! Did I mention we are on a small island off of the coast and not a restaurant or grocery store is open? Even with less extreme circumstances, I think anyone trying to follow a BFF type of eating plan faces challenges, especially in social situations.
What tips do you use to eat well despite being surrounded by family, friends and CARBS???
This is a short interview with Gary Taubes about Why We Get Fat…you get to see a little more about the man behind the book.
If you have 18 minutes 29 seconds to spare, take a look at this you tube video on Why We Get Fat with Gary Taubes.
In two minutes and seven seconds, Dr. Peter Attia, MD explains why we get fat and the effects of insulin. Check it out!
When we think of substances that cause withdrawal symptoms we automatically think of caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol, but what about sugar? We have learned that sugar is an addictive substance, so it stands to reason that withdrawal symptoms can occur when sugar is eliminated from the diet. The good news is that the symptoms associated with sugar withdrawal are typically short-lived and relatively mild. Headaches, lethargy, shakiness, dizziness, or jitters may occur with abrupt elimination of sugar from the diet, especially in someone who is a dessert or sugary soft drink connoisseur. One way to avoid extreme withdrawal symptoms is to slowly reduce your sugar intake over time. This will allow the body to adjust more easily. Another thing that we have found helpful is to drink water to help flush the system. Of course, check with your doctor if there are any specific health concerns or before drastically changing your diet.