The Weekend or The Weak-end

Another week is almost over so how has it been for you on your quest to lose weight? Have you spent anytime planning for the weekend? It is very easy for a weekend to become a weak-end if you don’t plan for it. When you know what you will be doing then you will be able to plan what you can and can’t eat.

If you know you will be going out to dinner, and be eating some extra calories then cut back during the day. This will stop you eating extra calories for that day. If you have a problem with the main course because it is too large then ask if you can have two starters. If they won’t give two starters then share one with a friend or partner. Be wise in your choice of main course, and skip the bread roll and butter to save on some calories as well. Share a dessert, you will find that is sufficient to deal with your sweet tooth without compromising your calorie intake.

Eat a light lunch if you are going out. Have a baked potato without butter especially if you have a filling with the potato. You will have no idea it isn’t included because it does nothing to the flavor just adds more calories. Sandwiches again go light on the butter and choose a sensible filling, rather than one loaded with fat and empty calories.

If you plan wisely then you might find that you have slightly over eaten as far as counting calories goes, but it is better to be 100 calories over the amount you need rather than 1,000 calories over which a lot of people will be. Take time to plan and your weekend won’t turn into a weak-end and leave you depressed for the rest of the week when you eat to ease your depression.

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