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Did you know that weekend weight gain is a real thing? According to the Nutrisystem article Lose Weight By Monday with These 6 Weekend Habitsscientist found that “Americans eat an average of 115 more calories per day on the weekend (Friday through Sunday) than on other days of the week.” That adds up to an additional 17,940 calories or about 5 pounds per year! Crazy, right?!

So what can we do to stay on track through the weekend? The article suggests you try these tips to stay on track:

  • Weigh yourself on Saturday (and Sunday) morning. This will serve as a reminder of what you are working towards.
  • Eat and run. Usually, we have more free time on the weekends. Use this time to exercise.
  • Cool it with cocktails. Alcohol is loaded with calories. Try drinking infused water instead.
  • Get some sleep. Make sure you are getting the proper amount of sleep. This will help with those tired munchies.
  • Make Sunday a day of rest. Sunday is a good day to get back on track for any indulging you may have done on Saturday.
  • Create a lifetime habit. Focus on your long-term habits rather than short-term splurges.

I also suggest:

  • Avoid all fast foods. Are you aware that most fast food meals have a full day’s calories in them?
  • Try a new physical activity. The weekends are great for going on a new adventure.
  • Plan your week’s menu and food prep. This will help guide you to healthy choices throughout the entire week.
  • Eat at home. Try a new recipe.
  • Take a walk around your local Farmer’s Market. I find all the fresh produce really inspiring. Try a new fruit and veggie!

What are your tips for staying on track through the weekend? Did I miss anything?


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This post currently has 3 responses.

  • ellen beck

    tHESE ARE GOOD TIPS FOR SURE. i DONT THINK YOU MISSED ANYTHING i CAN THINK OF. i ACTUALLY HAVE MORE OF A FAST FOOD THING ON WEEK days (sorry about cap locks my cat hit that) The only thing I can think of with all the events that happen in the summer, fairs etc is be mindful of what youre eating. Iowa state fair has every food on a stick you could think of and most are fried. One is a battered twinkie deep fat fried on a stick, I dont even want to think of the calories in that!

  • Peggy Nunn

    These are great. We need reminders that the weekends still count for calories. Don’t kill all the effort of 5 days for 2 bad days.

  • Lauryn R

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing! As a mom of three I not only save money by making all of our meals at home, but it is a lot healthier as well.

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