Skip Nav
Bodyweight Workouts
Do These 3 Things in Your Living Room to Lose Weight
Glow
Sip on This All-Natural and Not-so-Sugary Unicorn Frappuccino
FitFinder
We've Found Your Next Workout

How to Make Up For Indulging

It's Not Too Late! Tips on Salvaging an Indulgent Day

Is that piece of cake calling to you? Sometimes, it takes lots (and lots) of willpower to ignore an indulgent treat, and sometimes the chocolate cake wins. But before you beat yourself up and think all is lost, check out three tips for salvaging an indulgent day.

  1. Don't think defeatist. One slipup can have you resigning yourself to the fact that, since you've already "cheated" for the day, you may as well go full force. But donut doesn't have to beget donut. Instead of worrying about failing, think positive — studies have shown that eating high-calorie foods once in a while doesn't lead to weight gain.
  2. Plan your vices. Nothing is worse than a strict diet plan that leaves no room to enjoy the food you love. Instead of banning the bad stuff, think about when you know you'll be indulging — a night on the town, a big restaurant dinner, or a junk food fest at the movies — so you can make smarter decisions for the rest of the day.
  3. Consistency is key. The best way to brush an indulgent day away is to make it the exception, not the norm. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle plan is the best way to not let a calorie-laden day affect you. And, maybe more importantly, you'll be able to enjoy more "bad" foods that you love if you are working out regularly!
Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Macros For Weight Loss
Gaining Weight Is OK Instagram
Tips For Saving BBQ Calories
Kelsey Wells on Healthy Living
Signs of Spoiled Child
Reasons New Moms Cry
Pretty Girl Names
Stop Pinching Your Body Fat Instagram
Instead of Feeling Guilty For Indulging During the Holidays, Get Back on Track
When Can Kids Ride in Front Seat of Car?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds