You know the day or two before you start your new plan to eat healthy? It’s almost always filled with eating all the food you know you won’t get to eat once ‘Day 1’ gets here. The problem is that those eat-all-the-food days leave us feeling like crap. Good news though! You can totally stop eating naughty food the day before with these few tips.
I’m just gonna jump right into it and paint a not-so-pretty picture for you.
Your new “health plan” starts tomorrow. This is gonna be it. You’ve done your research, and this is going to be the one that actually works.
The plan suggests that you’ll finally get healthy once and for all just by following a few simple rules. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right?
The only thing is that one of the big rules is that there’s only one cheat day in the entire week. That’s no big deal. You can totally do that with no problem.
Six days of fruits, veggies, quinoa, and lean protein and one day of whatever you want. No big deal.
Oh wait… but what about the creamer you put in your coffee every morning? Will that be allowed? Or what about lunch dates during the weeks? They may be out now. And the nightly little bowl of ice cream. Obviously you’re gonna have to wait until cheat day for that one too.
But you know what? You do still have about 18 hours until your diet starts tomorrow. You probably better make sure you enjoy all those foods you love so much before they’re cut out of your life for the next 6 days.
And my friend, what happens next is what I call the “Last Supper Syndrome.”
It happens the day or weekend before a new health plan. Or we can just call it by it’s real name, a new DIET.
(ps, in case you don’t think your healthy lifestyle is considered a diet, you may want to check this post out to be sure.)
Anyway, the day before your diet starts, you start to freak out a little bit, whether it’s subconsciously or you’re totally conscious of it.
You realize everything that you won’t be allowed to eat and feel like you need to eat ALL.THE.FOODS before you have to throw them all away. Because heaven forbid you actually keep these foods in your cupboards while you’re dieting.
At every meal, you eat more than you are hungry for, usually to the point of feeling uncomfortable. As soon as you start to feel like you might have a bit of room in your stomach, you start thinking about the next tasty treat you know you’ll be deprived of over the coming days.
This goes on and on all day until you’ve consumed everything you want. At this point, you’re sick of all the foods and start throwing all the “bad” food into the trash. All the things you won’t get to eat until cheat day. You wouldn’t want them to tempt you on the other days.
What’s worse is that you’re starting this whole new “health plan” on the wrong foot. You feel like crap about yourself. You probably feel pretty low from everything that you ate. Yet you’re expected to do a one-eighty overnight and start treating your body right.
So the question is, how the heck are you supposed to end this Last Supper Syndrome?
Don’t live a lifestyle that includes a sense of failure.
You’re probably thinking, “How am I setting myself up for failure if I’m planning to do this new health program?”
Well my friend, I don’t mean to be harsh, and I say this with only the kindest of words. But how many times has a health program (ie diet) failed you in the past? How many times have you eaten something that wasn’t in the plans only to feel guilt-ridden and like you have totally messed up big time… yet again?
What if you were to live a lifestyle where you didn’t have anything to fail from? What if you simply could not fail.
Keep reading to find out just how to do that.
Don’t go on diets that you are having to start over on a regular basis.
What if there was never a “day 1” ever again? What if every single day started with the thought that you are going to eat nutrient-rich foods that make your body happy, from your tastebuds to your toes.
There will be no need for last supper the day before because every day you will consider yourself on a health plan.
Stop restricting yourself.
This is 100% key to eliminating the last supper syndrome. There will be no restrictive days and there will be no cheat days.
What? No cheat days?!
You won’t need cheat days because there will be nothing to cheat from. When you allow all the foods you want into your life, there is no need to hoard them all on one day. You can eat them at your leisure when the craving hits.
Now I know what you’re thinking.
Hold up lady! I think I’ll just stick to my diet because if I leave twinkies and ice cream in my house, I will eat them no matter what. And then I’ll get fat. And then I’ll hate myself. And then I’ll just get right back on a diet anyway. So thanks, but NO THANKS!
Sound about right?
Now, I get it. I SO get it. These theories of making the restriction of sweets a thing of the past can be insanely scary. It can be hard to give up what you’ve been so used to doing for so long.
But I promise you it will be worth it in the end. That’s a promise I can keep.
I’m actually in the middle of creating a ton of information and resources just to help you with this exact topic. I’m going to show you exactly HOW to live this life without restrictions, rules, and this whole last supper mess. You need to call it quits with all of that.
In the meantime though, I’d love for you to get started on my free Anti-Diet Challenge, a course that will start you off on the right foot so you can begin to get rid of the dieting mindset and start living a life of freedom!
Since it’s free, you’re really not losing anything by signing up – but NOT signing up means you’ll be missing out on a potential life makeover!
Check out these recipes that you’re gonna love any day of the week, month, year, whether or not you’re on a “health kick” or not.
Healthy Dark Chocolate-Dipped Almond Butter Coconut Haystacks – If you love Almond Joy candy bars and can’t get enough of the chocolate-coconut combo, you have GOT to give these a try! They’re actually healthy and come together in no time at all.