An important post inspired by some of my people on here who get WAY too upset with themselves for the odd blow out on their meal plan.
Check it out.
What you can see here is a graph showing daily intake for a hypothetical weight loss client. As you can see, s/he is on track all week.. but there’s pizza on Saturday night resulting in exceeding maintenance calories that day.
What you can also see in the final “average intake for the week” column is that even this feast of delicious pizza has only put us just above our ideal maximum daily intake (on average) by about 26 calories, and we’re still WELL below maintenance for the week.
In other words, absolutely nothing to worry about.
It’s like I keep saying, all you need is to know your ideal “no less than this amount, no more than that amount” range of calories to support your goal weight. Then you just need to be “reasonably close, more often than not, on average” to those guidelines.
Unrealistically trying to force yourself to adhere to a plan any stricter than this is both pointless and counter productive, IMO, and you’ll be far more likely to overeat more often.
There’s a whole post on my main site you should read about this. Click the link above.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to go and make some pancakes. And ice cream.