Weekend Splurging Done Right
Maintain your healthy eating habits - seven days a week with some smart strategies. Researchers tracking adults for a year found that they ate, on average, 200 calories more on Saturdays, the most dangerous day for weight management. Those 200 extra calories add up to a few pounds gained over the course of a year - not the goal of a maintenance program!
While everyone deserves a day off, you need to be careful not to overdo it. So how do you splurge without destroying your healthy habits?
Eat like it's a weekday
Stick to your usual sleep schedule
Fuel yourself for workday success
Limit alcohol consumption
Plan for relaxation
Break the on-again, off-again diet mentality
Weigh in Monday morning
Plan for the week ahead
Squeeze in a longer workout since you have more free time