You don’t need to throw in the towel after one bad day.
We tend to look at dieting as if it’s an all-or-nothing thing. If our day isn’t perfect, we go into panic mode and wonder if we’ve ruined our entire diet. Somehow, one bad day feels like it offsets every other good day we’ve had.
One bad day is never going to ruin everything. We’ve all had bad days at work. Maybe you were just tired and couldn’t focus, or maybe you forgot to turn in an important report to your boss. It happens. It doesn’t mean you should quit and give it all up because you screwed up one day.
If you’re in school and you fail a test or completely bomb a paper, it doesn’t mean you should just give up and drop out of school. You simply try to do better next time- that’s all you can do.
Dieting is no different. You don’t need to throw in the towel due to one bad day. You WILL have bad days. You’re human, and life is never going to be perfect. That includes your diet! You might have days where you do overeat or you’re way off your macros targets, and that is perfectly normal. Just get back at it tomorrow.
Whether it’s work, school, the gym, your marriage, or your diet- bad days are going to happen. But one bad day is never reason to completely give up.