WHAT TO DO WHEN THE WHEELS COME OFF
Sometimes, things just don’t go according to plan, and you will have a “bad” day (although it might feel more like a really good day), whether that involves too many drinks with friends, bingeing at the biscuit barrel or consuming what felt like double your normal daily food and drink intake.
Rather than beating yourself up about it, enjoy it, but have a contingency in your back pocket to get you back on track as soon as you can, so that one meal or night out doesn’t derail you. This might mean a
pre-breakfast training session the next day, when your muscles are well stocked with fuel from dinner the night before and you’re in the perfect position to burn off fat.
Admittedly, you won’t feel like this the morning after too many drinks, so if this is the scenario, give yourself a break the morning after and just get yourself back on track as soon as you can.
You can see this as a damage-limitation strategy, so that you’re free occasionally to enjoy a meal or other event that breaks with your plan. If the wheels really do come off, you know that you have the tools and confidence to apply the winning behaviours that will get your energy plan back to where you want to be.