Errrgghhhh!!! So tonight I went to wagamama for my tea... I went with the intention of having a salad & a green tea.... I had a katsu Curry and a cheesecake.
As a result I'm now lay in the hotel with a headache from hell! I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this feeling. The feeling of "I shouldn't have eaten that." In the past when I was say, early 20s whenever Id eaten this way I felt rotten. Not just physically but mentally too. Id feel so bad id sometimes cry and even try not to eat a lot the following day (Craaaazy I know!) but I was young and I felt under pressure, esp being seen on the tv every night in HOLLYOAKS. For me now, knowing what I know and doing what I do the feeling is just physical. I have a sugar headache and a food baby belly from the rice. That's a fact. Mentally though, I feel fine. I train 6x a week and I have 80% of the time a very clean diet, so a blowout now and again when I'm craving it isn't going to hurt me. I also ate clean for my breakfast, my snacks and my lunch today. I had my oats & whey, green juice, almonds, chicken salad and more whey mid afternoon. I also trained this morning too.
What I'm trying to say is DO NOT beat yourself up or feel ashamed or insecure or guilty about not being on form with your diet 100% of the time all day every day. Yes, I know for people training for a comp its different because you choose to do it to be in the best shape you can be on that stage. But for everyone else (including me) who's just wanting to maintain there weight or loose a few lbs its not the end of the world. It makes me so upset when I think of the amount of people who suffer with this. One of my nieces friends once asked me how she could diet and would she be thin if she cut out carbs. She's 11 years old. I didn't even know what a carb was at age 11 never mind want to stop eating them! Its so scary how times have changed and the pressure people are under. None of us are perfect. But who the hell would want to be? Perfect is boring and bland. The point is to strive for progression, not perfection. So, I'm going to drink loads of water to help with my headache, rub my food baby belly and say to it "I'll see you in a few weeks when I next fancy some cake" tomorrow is a new day. You can easily get back on track and carry on with eating clean. Don't do what I used to do and stress about it for days on end. Life's far to short to miss out on beautiful things like a cheescake ;)