Have you had a diet relapse? If so, don’t fret. You can easily Bounce Back after You Blow Your Diet.
In fact, I’m a success story. Indeed, as I reluctantly admitted last year, after my mother died — while I was reeling from grief, despair, betrayal, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and more — I had a Carb Relapse, which, much to my professional embarrassment, lingered for some 10 months. Not only that, but I packed on 21 pounds.
For the past two-plus years, I’ve been eating cleaning, and yes, I slimmed down, too.
These days, I’m intrigued by relapse. Why do people blow their diets? How, and with what foods? (In my case, I went for carbs, not sugar.)
Now, I’m determined to show you how not to blow your diet when abuse, gut-wrenching grief, tragedy strike.
Ever since I a Relapse Bouncer, I’ve become a magnet for questions about the topic.
Someone just asked me today, “How do you bounce back after a relapse?”
To help you, too, Bounce Back After Relapse, I’ve been creating or finding tips to help you get you back on track. Here are 10 Ways to Bounce Back After You Blow Your Diet.
1. Shower yourself with compassion if you’ve blown your diet.
If you slip on your diet, this is not the time to berate or belittle yourself. Instead, use your relapse as a reason to lavish yourself with kindness, understanding and sympathy. The research is mounting on the benefits of giving yourself compassion. (More about that in a future post.)