If you love Pancake Tuesday and you want to enjoy them without ruining your progress then keep on reading!
If you are like us, you LOVE pancakes...We find it hard to believe there are people out there who simply don't...Crazy right?!?
Anyway, each year we have this magical day dedicated to pancakes...Pancake Tuesday.
A day literally filled with pancakes for most. Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Pancakes are high in calories, so its no wonder that people want to enjoy them and not 'ruin their progress' when it comes to fitness.
We totally understand that, but we want to try and change the way you look at it instead.
As the saying goes "One hot day doesn't make a summer" - Just like one day of eating pancakes isn't going to ruin your progress.
We say to our clients ' no food is off-plan, so, therefore, you are never off-plan'. This mindset does come with some responsibility, however. You have to remember you are in fact an adult, so it's important to make sure your eating habits reflect that.
Passing up on pancakes can have a knock-on effect - you could begin to feel restricted because you "can't" have them when realistically, whos stopping you?
We would encourage you to approach the situation like this:
Control the controllable - You can make the batter yourself and make them whatever way you like. This way, you know what's in them and control the calorie content.
You control the toppings - Again, you decide what's going on them and therefore control the calorie content.
Your activity levels each day - Keep active, get your training sessions in and put those calories to good use!
After Pancake Tuesday, get straight back into routine.
If you are tracking calories, you can 'bank' calories to offset any surplus caused by Pancake Tuesday.
There are so many ways to approach the situation to make the situation work into your goals. You just need to take a step back and look at it logically.
Are Pancakes going to ruin your progress? Absolutely not.
Over consuming calories consistently over a period of time will cause you to gain weight, not one food in isolation.
You should look at working days and holidays into your goals to make it more sustainable. This way, it becomes more achievable to stick at long term.
Here's a Pancake recipe that features in The Content Cookbook which releases soon - keep your eyes peeled for that :)