3 ways you can get back up and keep going after falling off track of your weight loss journey


3 ways you can get back up and keep going after falling off track of your weight loss journey

Do you have an ‘all-or-nothing’ approach to weight loss?

If you make one small mistake or slip up and lose sight of your goals for a moment, does the entire next day (or week) usually end up in a downward spiral of binging and giving into every craving –  because well you already f**ked up?

I’ve been there. I used to go through this exact cycle — over and over and over. I was running on a hamster wheel and didn’t even realize I was repeating the same pattern. I felt the need to restrict because I believed that was the only way to lose all the weight. “I’ll eat a balanced diet once I lose weight,” was my highly-flawed thought process.

How did I finally break free and realize that I was self-sabotaging and would never reach my perfect weight if I kept stuck in a cycle of restricting and binging?

I learned that in order to change my body, I needed to change the pattern I was in every time I ate something I “shouldn’t have”.

The key was in managing my emotions – particularly, guilt. By not letting that one bite of chocolate mean that my day was ruined, and I may as well eat whatever I want now and start again tomorrow.

I released my own need to be perfect.

Eating a bit of something I craved didn’t make me unworthy, or didn’t mean my day was ruined and realizing this was what set me free.

And it’s the same for you.

Just because you had something you love and feel you “shouldn’t have” doesn’t mean that you’re unworthy, that your day is ruined or that you “lack willpower”.

Here are 3 ways you can get back up and keep going after falling off track of your weight loss journey:


  1. Immediately zoom out and take a long term view. Remind yourself that consistency is everything when it comes to weight loss. You can make mistakes and have one ‘off’ day and still lose the weight. It’s the thoughts that tell you otherwise that turn one bad day into a bad week. Don’t let that happen.


  1. Set achievable, realistic goals. It’s easy to give up or fall off the wagon when the goals you set for yourself aren’t actually achievable, or you’re trying to achieve too much too soon. If you aren’t dreading the intense diet or weight loss plan you’re on, you will be much more likely to continue on your way even after you fall off track.


  1. Know that the difference between you and someone who has lost the weight, isn’t that they never made a mistake or had more self control than you do. It’s that they paced themselves and had the persistence to continue on even when conditions weren’t absolutely perfect.


Restriction followed by binging is one of my favorite patterns to harmonize within my clients, and I know how to teach you how to eat while shedding those pounds, so you don’t have to stress out about whether eating means you don’t lose weight. I’ve helped my clients lose 40 pounds in 4 months and 65 pounds in 6 months.

If you’ve been restricting to lose weight, and it hasn’t really worked out for you (the scale has barely moved apart from losing and gaining the same 5 kgs and you’re sick of feeling like you can’t stick to it) – head to the link here to learn about my Next Level Fit Mastermind where we work though this so that you can lose the weight all while enjoying a healthy relationship with food.

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