Your Weekend Delight is Bigger Than You Think

 

Part 1 of 5 Crazy Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight.

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Your weekend delight is bigger than you think.

Guess what, the weekend is 29% of your week. 2 divided by 7 = 0.29. Maths. (Man, all that calculus and diff eq’s in high school and college is really paying off. Doh.)

If you count Friday or Friday night as the weekend, that could be 43% of your week. Being a little lax with your diet on the weekend, means that you could be off 29-43% of the time.

***But, I’m actually good on the weekends except for every once in a while*** Skip here. (Then probably come back 🙂 )

How easy is it to destroy a caloric deficit on the weekend? (What’s to follow is inspired by  numerous discussions with Susan over the years, countless clients, as well as a recent infographic by Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, I think it was.)

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Monday morning on the scale: 0 POUNDS WEIGHT CHANGE?!?! WTF!!!! MY METABOLISM MUST BE SLOW.

No… 15,400 calories in – 15,400 calories out = 0 pounds weight change. Your hard work was destroyed in less than two and a half days.

Alternative #1: buckle down for the weekends, track your intake, or get some help so you don’t have to treat your diet like something you’re just trying to get through during the week.

Alternative #2: intermittent fasting. Daily or 5:2. I’m not a huge fan of this for many, but it does work for some. You STILL have to create a caloric deficit. It’s not magic. It’s just that some people find it easier to maintain a caloric deficit by having more and less extreme deficits throughout the week. For others, that approach goes up in flames.

***But, I’m actually good on the weekends except for every once in a while >

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