I have thirty three women in week one of GET RIPPED. That means this weekend is the first weekend...A.K.A. killer of all diets. What is it about "the weekend" that makes people jump off shit pier and ruin everything? Even if you are absolutely perfect Monday through Friday you will completely blow your goals if you food orgy pizza and beer for two days, or even one full day.
Here are my rules that I abide by always. They might seem dumb or maybe they seem so small of a change it won't make a difference....but you are wrong. Try.
RULES OF THE WEEKEND
1. There are no "cheat days" so stop.
First, stop using the word "cheat." It's super negative and means you are doing something wrong which you are not, you are living. However, going on a sugar bender all day will absolutely ruin you. Yes, you can recover from it and move on for sure. However if you are involved in anything like "GET RIPPED" that only lasts six weeks you are really stunting your progress.
2. NEVER ever treat yourself on Sunday night.
Sunday night is usually the night before you are back at the gym and lifting heavy. Treating yourself on Sunday night will sabotage your workout and possibly how you feel when you wake up Monday morning. Only good things Sunday night.
3. If you have to have a bad meal do it at lunch, not dinner.
Its much harder to recover from a treat if you have it at dinner. Eating bad and then going to sleep leaves you feeling like crap in the morning. So after your treat at lunch drink water, nap, eat a good dinner and have all the good things before you sleep.
4. NEVER EVER drink after you eat your last meal of the day.
I cannot stress this enough. Have you ever woken up anywhere between 2-4am sweating and your heart racing and beating out of your chest? That's drinking, and sugar. I suggest you have your cocktails before dinner, then eat, then water. Wine after meals, the worst. All of that sugar just sitting there waiting to crush your sleep at 2am.
Try it and let me know how it works!