It’s Monday and you’ve promised yourself that you’ll do better. After a whole week of “bad eating,” you decide that Monday is absolutely the day you’ll get back on track. You’ve mapped it out already - you’re going to pack salads all for lunch, stop eating sweets, and finally “get clean.
The first day isn’t too bad, the second okay, but by day 4, the sight of your spinach salad makes you gag. You also can’t tolerate another green protein smoothie, after drinking the same thing over and over again. Your coworker asks you out to lunch and you simply oblige.
Sound familiar? Yep, while I’m not saying that meal plans aren’t necessary (they can be useful at times), like dieting, they’re temporary and just plain suck after a while. Then pretty soon you’re off nosediving back into the afternoon sugar pick me up, the afterwork binges, feeling like you’re back to square one.
So what can you do instead? Here are some suggestions: