Plan a menu of course, and make sure you don't have extra food in the house.
The most important way to limit overeating though, is to mimic what happens during the week. You are busy M-F, with work, chores, and errands, so you don't have time to think of food.
So do the same on Saturday, and Sunday. Fill up the weekend with stuff to do. Exercise outdoors, go for walks, get a hobby, and get out of the house. If you aren't sitting around with nothing to do, within walking distance of food, you will resist the urge to cook up extra food, just as you do the other 5 days a week.
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1/24/14 12:46 P
Thank you all for the advice!
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I tend to graze of set packages of veggies that I've dun up just for that reason (to graze on, each package is X amount of calories/carbs end of the day I look at how many bags I've gone though and add that to my tracker - means I get in my veggies since that is what I graze on.
Making a specific plan for what is to be eaten for each meal and snack on the weekend, including meals to be eaten out, etc. Write it all down with portion sizes, gather the recipes, grocery shop before the weekend arrives, "plan, plan, plan"
Keep these necessary foods in the house and remove all other trigger foods.
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1/23/14 2:47 P
What works for me is writing down ahead of time what I am going to eat and my exercise plan. I started doing this last summer and I was able to lose the last bit of weight to get me to my goal.
Now I basically have a during the week routine and a weekend routine. This has worked out really well for me and has kept me on track.
I don't treat the weekend any different than i do M-F. I treat them as any other day even though I may not be as structured as I would be during the week. it is a mind game that i refuse to play. Disease doesn't take a day off so I don't see why I should either
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1/23/14 12:12 P
I also find that my urge to graze goes up considerably on the weekend, especially on days where I'm not doing much outside the house. (And with the weather we've been having lately, that's been a lot of them!)
What helps me is tea. I'm a bit of a tea junkie, so I have a bazillion different varieties, so when I feel like noshing, I'll make some tea instead. Since most of the time when I feel like that, I'm not really hungry, that does the trick. (For the times when I am actually hungry, I make sure I have healthy snacks around and eat something.)
1/23/14 12:06 P
I need help! I stick to the plan during the week but it seems like as soon as the weekend rolls around, I fall off the wagon and Monday it's back to the drawing board. It is much easier during the week to stick to the routine. What have you found that has helped you stay on track?
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