So, your counting macros, it was tough at first but now you’re getting the hang of it. The scale is moving down, you’re feeling good, confident, you can totally do this. Then, brake…… it’s a holiday weekend. And never mind one of the best holiday weekends of the year, 4th of July. Summer is here, alcohol is flowing, hamburgers and hot dogs are grilling, and everybody brought cupcakes! Yay, not :(
This weekend is the perfect diet trap, you’re actually meant to fail this weekend. I guarantee if you’re on fat loss program you will mess up! Not because I think you’re a lazy, no will power loser. Because it’s the perfect storm, and no matter how on point you are with your nutrition, you can’t possible stay in a calorie deficit all three days and enjoy yourself. If you’re going stay on point with nutrition, you may as well stay home, it’s that simple.
I am in no means writing this article to tell you that you can have three cheat days in a row and reverse all of the good you have done. I am telling you this so you don’t beat yourself up when you’re not perfect.
Here are some tips to help you get through the weekend, enjoy yourself, and minimize the damage.