Bouncing Back After a Slip
If you’ve been working hard to improve your eating habits, it can be discouraging when you slip-up. Maybe you overindulged at a party or ate something you knew you shouldn’t have. Or maybe you just feel like you’ve fallen off the wagon completely.
Don’t despair! A single setback is not the end of the road. In fact, it can be a learning opportunity. Use your slip-up as a chance to reflect on what went wrong and how you can prevent it from happening again.
Here are some tips for getting back on track after a dietary slip:
1. Forgive yourself.
It’s important to be kind to yourself after a slip-up. Acknowledge that you are human and that everyone makes mistakes. Remember that one mistake does not mean you have failed. Forgive yourself and move on.
2. Reflect on what went wrong.
Take some time to reflect on what led to your slip-up. Was there a particular trigger? Did you get too hungry or emotional? Once you identify the cause, you can take steps to avoid it in the future.
3. Get back on your meal plan.
If you’ve fallen off your meal plan, it’s important to get back on track as soon as possible. Don’t wait until tomorrow or next week. Start today. Your plan will help you stay on track and avoid unhealthy temptations.
4. Seek support.
If you’re struggling to get back on track, contact us! Or reach out to a friend or family member for support. Talk to someone who will understand and can offer helpful advice.
5. Don’t give up!
A single slip-up is not a reason to give up on your healthy goals. Use it as a learning opportunity and keep moving forward. You can do it!
Overcome Your Disappointment and Gain Perspective
The cycle of replapse and recovery is a part of behavioral change that everyone must face. It is often filled with setbacks and disappointment, and you must brace yourself for the experience.
This is why your support network is so important to your long-term success. Be sure to tap into that support as a way to help you get back on track.
On a positive note, the recovery process is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes.
So each time you climb back on the horse you get a little better at riding… you will probably fall off again, but you have learned how to dust yourself off and climb back into the saddle.
You are learning how to bounce back!
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Blessings and Well Wishes 🙏 from betterMD and the Murdy Family