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>Minimize Weekend Weight Gain

Category : Healthy Eating

>o Eat before you go grocery shopping. Many people do their week’s grocery shopping on Saturday or Sunday, do not go to the store hungry or you will most certainly put things in your cart on impulse.

o Keep healthy snacks handy in the car. Whether you are traveling or running errands, carrying a healthy snack will keep you out of the drive-thru lane.

o Keep a food journal. A journal will make you more mindful of what you are putting into your mouth. A recent study found that food journaling actually doubled weight-loss efforts!

o Limit eating out. Try to avoid fast food all together. If you do eat out remember to eat reasonable portions and eat all your vegetables.

o Limit your alcohol consumption. There are a lot of empty calories in alcohol. It also reduces your inhibitions to eat junk food AND makes you feel hungrier.

o Plan to get some exercise. Schedule in exercise either one or both days. If you are away from home and no equipment is available simply put on your walking shoes and get moving!

After the weekend, reflect back…
o Which tactics above did you try? Did they work?
o What did you do well?
o Ask yourself: What can you do better next weekend?

Have a fit & healthy weekend! Karin