Increasing Your Activity After You’ve Overindulged

A key component of achieving and maintaining your weight loss is increasing your activity level. In the same way that you can adjust your calorie level on any given day to help compensate for the day before, you can always walk extra steps or put in extra time at the gym whenever you know it’s necessary to help regain control of your weight.

One of our clients, Brenda, loved having a fresh bagel every afternoon during her break. Having kept a daily food diary for months, she knew a 45-minute walk every day made it possible for her to eat comfortably, treat herself to her daily bagel, and still maintain her weight. On days when Brenda didn’t walk, she didn’t have a bagel. For her, it was that simple.