Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Taking Weekends Off From Healthy Eating
As a lifestyle coach specializing in weight loss, I’ve been asked what I think about weight loss diets that let people take weekends off. My reply was always, not much! Saturdays and Sundays account for almost 29% of the week. How many goals can you achieve working on them only 71% of the time? Because it takes a reduction of 3500 calories to lose a pound, any deficits you accomplished during the week can easily be reversed on the weekend. And many people think their weekends start on Friday night! You may find you can be successful allowing yourself one treat on the weekend, such as a moderate dessert or glass of wine, especially if you’re more active then. Watch the scale carefully and see how this approach works for you. Click here for a list of resources that can enhance your wellness.