So, hypothetically, maybe, someone happened to find a pint of ice cream in the freezer. Maybe that person happened to be having a rough day and kind of ate the entire thing at one go. What, hypothetically, should that person do about it over the next days?
First, there are a few things that person should NOT do. Like get depressed about it and do it over again. That person should not decide that she or he is hopeless and doomed and will never be fit or healthy so why even bother at all. This may be challenging because, odds are, the ice cream did not exactly agree with that person and he or she may be feeling cranky, tired, bloated, or otherwise out of sorts.
Noticing that icky feeling in the body is one of the things the unfortunate person should do. She or he ate the ice cream in an attempt to feel good, and it didn’t work. Paying attention to this may be useful in avoiding a repeat occurrence.
The sufferer should definitely get some exercise, but what he or she would normally do, not the most intense workout ever to eradicate all thousand calories at once. This will not make her or him feel better. It will not magically return the body to its pre-Fall state.
In short, the plan remains the same in spite of the deviation. Just get back to work, eating and working out in ways that produce health and wellbeing. All of this applies to anyone who is considering a full slab of ribs or extra apple pie or a vat of someone’s famous potato salad over the holiday weekend. Just in case someone, hypothetically, might have this occur…