The weekend is a great time to relax and regroup before the next work week, but often weekends are seen as a time to indulge and let loose. This can be a lot of fun, but it is also something that can hinder and even reverse all the effort you put into weight loss during the week. We all want to enjoy ourselves, but why not decide that this coming weekend will be different. I have a few tips for eating healthy that you can implement in this weekend. It won’t be easy, but they definitely won’t be difficult to insert into your usual routine. These tips will help you sustain or even boost your weight loss and come Sunday you’ll be seeing some changes.
This may seem like a tough tip to start out with but if you want to slow down your weight loss, drink alcohol. It’s all added calories with extra sugar and it not only can add to your waistline but also diminishes your ability to make healthy food choices. It will slow your metabolism, something you don’t want either, and will leave you feeling bloated and puffy the next day. For this weekend just pass on the alcohol. Instead you can try a sparkling water with an added lemon or lime wedge so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on the party.
Late start, early finish
Another thing you can change this weekend is when you eat. I like to switch it up sometimes and start eating late, like around 11AM, and finish eating early, around 7PM. This is called Intermittent Fasting. This gets me out of my routine and often helps me off my plateau. Ending early also helps me wind down extra early which gets me to bed earlier for some added sleep. If you’re having a low-key weekend why not change it up and see how your body responds. If you want more info on how to do this, check out these podcasts >>
8 Hour Ab Diet https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/8-hour-ab-diet-intermittent/id911042029?i=342887239&mt=2
Intermittent Fasting, Flexible Dieting and Macros https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/intermittent-fasting-flexible/id911042029?i=340159914&mt=2
I know some of you may not be happy with this tip, but it will help you not only save money but also save on calories. Eating out is almost a guarantee for overeating so stay home this weekend. There are plenty of other ways to be social, and you have the perfect excuse for trying those new recipes you’ve been saving. If your family, friends, or significant other isn’t too impressed with your choice, find a non-food related way to make it up to them.
BYOF: Bring Your Own Food
Is there an event this weekend you can’t pass on? If so, a good idea is to bring your own food. I know this isn’t always an option but if you can do it, go for it. That way you can control what you eat and how much, and you won’t be tempted to dip into the dessert table or grab just a handful of something.
1 cup of raw veggies before lunch and dinner
This last tip is a great way to start every meal with a healthy option. Having one cup of raw veggies will increase your fiber intake, which will help you feel full earlier in your meals. Eating vegetables before a meal will help reduce your overall calorie intake by at least 200 calories, since you filled up on veggies first there may not be room for all that tempting stuff like dessert.
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meenal deshpande says
I wanted to thank you for these weight loss tips. It’s nice to know that it’s important to monitor your weight at the same time a day. This seems helpful for tracking your progress, especially so you have a baseline and an idea of what’s happened since the last time you weighed.
Thank you for providing these wonderful tips, I would like to share these tips with my sister as she has gained more weight after her pregnancy. Keep sharing such useful tips so that the readers can maintain their health.
Jennifer Johnson says
Losing excess body weight can be a positive step toward better health. However, the scale should not be your only tool for measuring your progress. A well designed fitness program will help you reduce your body fat percentage, lose inches, and increase your overall strength and endurance.