It’s Thursday and you’ve been patiently waiting for the weekend all week long. You stick to your food goals and are strict with yourself Monday through Thursday. As the weekend approaches you look forward to throwing your hands up in the air and taking a free-for-all mindset for the next few days.
It’s common to loosen the reigns after a long week of obligations, restricting yourself, and a million things on your to-do list, which can ultimately lead to feeling depleted. This depletion leads to a domino effect that impacts various areas of your life, including eating out of alignment with your healthy eating goals.
Typically this depletion comes from a number of things. A few common ones I often see with my clients are:
Experiencing any of these leads to feeling like we’re lacking willpower or self-discipline and is when we look forward to indulging or letting go of the reigns. However, by checking in on your needs it can help reduce the accommodating, restriction and feeling like you lack control over your schedule as mentioned above. By doing that, you end up feeling like you have more of a choice so you don’t end up as depleted and as a result the pull to food decreases. For example, if you find that you push through different tasks, just by taking a few minutes to recharge (whatever that means to you) can be really helpful as it could be the difference between indulging at night and eating in alignment with your healthy eating goals.
Tuning into your needs can help in every area of your life. Next time you’re in a situation where you’re starting to feel depleted, ask yourself:
Once you uncover what kind of situation leads you to feeling depleted, you can look forward to a weekend without a free-for-all mindset.
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If you’re in Chicago and feeling depleted, take some time for yourself on Sunday, July 21st at The Living Room in Wicker Park from 10am- 2:30pm.
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