Figure out your daily calories then multiply by 7. Allow for higher calories on the weekends, subtract that amount then divide total that is left by 5. You can also fast part of the day after a large meal say if you pig out on Saturday then eat less on Sunday and have a small meal Sunday night like soup and salad. If you look forward to your Saturday free day you will feel happier and therefore be more successful.
Thanks everone ! I made it through the weekend without overeating or going on a junk food frenzy, I did have one chocolate but I did manage to stop at 1 ! Hope my hard work pays off, weigh day today :)
Archimedesii is right! 5 days vs. 2 days is definitely something to keep in mind--you're doing great!
The best way to avoid temptation is to do your best to REMOVE temptation! Trust me, I'm a snacking queen myself, and sometimes the only way to make sure I'm not going to do something is to make it an impossibility!
Is there any way to remove some of the things you're tempted to eat? Start with the most unhealthy stuff if possible....hard to snack on cookies when all you have is apples, you know? ^_^
Maybe you can strike up a system with yourself. Maybe "If I do three minutes of nonstop crazy dancing, I can have half a cookie." Want a whole cookie? Do exercise for 6 minutes! Not only are you training yourself to be more active on weekends, but maybe you'll start having so much fun you forget the cookie! Or work up enough of a sweat that you'd prefer a glass of water instead.
Lindaannb1, I totally know what your saying and this is a 3 day weekend for me!!!! Hang in there that's what I'm trying to do, plus chewing on celery......
Sometimes you have to forget how you feel and remember what you deserve.
1/15/12 8:53 A
It only takes one day to start a new habit, but it takes 30 days to break one. Don't lose faith. It actually took you a long time to gain the weight. It's going to take a few days to lose it!!!!! Keep your spirits up.
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1/14/12 5:01 P
Hi, Linda !
I say that if you're doing well during the week, give yourself credit for that first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Don't beat on yourself because you aren't perfect every single day of the week. NO ONE is perfect ! You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.
The fact is, if you eat right five out of seven days this week, you're still doing better than the average American.
What to do on the weekends ? You do the best you can. You continue to eat right during the week, BECAUSE at some point down the line, those healthy habits will spill over into your weekends. But, you do have to be patient.
This is a journey, not a race.
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638 1/14/12 4:27 P
I'm not sure it would help you avoid all temptation, but I have an idea to help you trick yourself over the weekend.
On Friday night, why not try packing your lunch (or even your breakfast and dinner) for Saturday and Sunday. It makes your weekend eating a known thing, something that is planned beyond the meal tracker and paper. Extend your good packed work lunches into the weekend and have them ready to rock. Tell yourself you can't possibly eat anything else, you can't over eat or eat junk food, because everything has already been measured, determined and defined.
Fighting the urge to eat is just kind of the cross we have to bear. Making what you plan to eat visual over the weekend might just help you break the general habit so that you can work on individual triggers.
1/14/12 12:18 P
Stick with it! I agree, weekends can be a bit of a challenge. Definitely keep making plans and thinking of things to occupy your time, and you'll be alright. Habits *can* be broken! :)
I am finding the weekends tough. Through the week I do ok, I bring only healthy, limited amounts of food to work as does everyone else since the new year but the weekends when I am home, I am tempted to overeat, wether its healthy or junk food. I know, find something to do with my time to keep my mind off food, I have lots to do and am doing it but I still want to overeat. It is storming here so I cant even go too far today. Anyway I will control the urge to overeat, I just wish I didnt feel like this.I hate fighting the urge to want to eat all the time! Its not that I am really hungry, I am eating well including healthy snacks and lots of water and I have lots of things to do to keep me busy, I guess I am just having a hard time breaking this bad habit.
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