3 Weekend Eating Decisions For Weight Management

Weekend eating is different because your schedule and mindset changes.  Like…..

“I’ve been working hard all week and it’s time for some fun!”

“Tomorrow I’m going to a friend’s dinner party.”

“Oh yeah, I’m going to a tailgate house party before and during the games!”

“I’m feeling kind of bummed out, I want ice cream and pizza.”

“I got a big promotion, let’s go celebrate!”

These are the types of real-life situations that we all deal with. 

And usually, food decisions are connected to them (you could name 10 more situations).

Instead of trying to follow unrealistic food rules, do this instead….

Make Better Weekend Food Choices In These 3 Situations:

✅ For instance, that house tailgate party has protein foods and fresh cut veggies (eat those first).

These foods fill you up on fewer calories and leave less room for the goodies. 

✅ Speaking of the goodies (dessert, drinks, etc.), one small serving is what to aim for.  Try to drink unsweetened drinks. Eat slow and enjoy the time together! 

✅ Eating at a restaurant this weekend or a get-together?  Know what you’re going to eat before you go.

Follow your food plan.  You can enjoy plenty of foods at any restaurant and still follow your plan.

If You’re Trying To Lose Weight, The Weekend Matters Big-Time

Let’s say you’re trying to lose weight and eating 500 fewer daily calories than what you’d need to maintain your weight.

That’s enough to lose one pound a week.

That’s with no... hiccups.

Maybe you’ve got a great routine down, and you’re consistently eating the same amount and nailing your calorie intake goal.

You like eating this way, and it feels pretty sustainable.

Good. But then the weekend comes…

On Sunday evening, you go over to a friend's house for a get-together. This is the time to eat those protein foods first (remember!)

And, grazing on food and drinks for 6-8 hours will drive your calorie count up fast.

So, this scenario could happen on any weekend.

Despite your consistent eating during the week, you end up with a calorie surplus for the week instead of your planned 3,500 calorie deficit.

So, you gain weight for the week.

Disappointing, for sure.

This is a simplistic example, but it’s exactly the kind of thing that can happen to all of us……..

And that is this fact: You can eat your foods and drinks for the week exactly as you planned—ALMOST.

Follow your food plan on the weekend too. You can enjoy plenty of foods this weekend. Just have a plan.

Bottom line: Your plan leads to your body transformation for life, if you follow it consistently (not perfectly).
Keep eating better and moving this weekend!

Do you want to:

  • Eat Better to be Healthier, Burn More Fat and Lose Permanent Weight?
  • Feel Better than You have Felt in Months or Years?
  • Have the Energy to Accomplish Your Daily Goals?

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Mark Dilworth, PN1-NC, CDS , NMH, LWM

Certified Nutrition Coach, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Specialist In Nutrition For Metabolic Health and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist

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