Last week, I was at the IDEA convention in Los Angeles helping with the Success Academy. There were over 12,000 health professionals at the event, so I didn’t have time to do anything exciting. On the way back to the airport, I stopped by a colleague’s personal training studio for a quick visit and found an In-N-Out Burger. I don’t know if you have ever been to In-N-Out Burger, but it’s worth mad chaos and the 30 minute wait. Give me a break! The last time I had fast food was in January. You need to allow yourself to have an “off plan” meal every once in awhile, even if you’re sick and repeatedly using the claustrophobic restroom on the 3 1/2 hour airplane flight back to Houston.
Here’s my philosophy on eating: Follow your plan 90% of the time and allow yourself 10% to do whatever you want. This allows you to plan your “off plan” meals. There is no such thing as a cheat meal, but call it an “off plan” meal!
If you eat 5 meals per day that equals 35 meals each week. You have 3 meals that don’t necessarily have to adhere to the plan. You can eat something not on the plan but make sure to get right back on your meal program. Just make sure your “off plan” meal doesn’t turn into an “off plan” weekend or week. With that being said… enjoy your “on plan” weekend!
Michael Romig BS, CPT, CFT, PES, CES, RES & FT
PG Fit, LLC