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DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,551
5/5/13 5:43 P

If you add up your weekly calorie total and then divide by 7... what is your daily average???
Is this average in your SP weight loss calorie range?

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist



ANARIE
Posts: 12,387
5/5/13 4:55 P

Actually, yes, your weekends are definitely going to set you back. Taking weekends off means you're only working on this project five days a week instead of seven, so you're only going to lose 5/7 as fast as you could if you worked every day. It's just like if you decided to work 28 hours a week instead of 40. It's absolutely a choice; you have every right to decide how many days a week you're going to work, but you're not going to get the same payoff. It's fine if you only want to do it on weekdays, but it's going to take you that much longer to finish. If you were expecting to be at goal by October, doing this means you'll have to keep going until January or February. Your decision, and no one has any right to criticize you for it (as long as you don't complain about slow progress.)



SIMONEKP
Posts: 2,481
5/5/13 4:42 P

Look at your range and reduce your weekday total by a little if you're at the top of the range, this will leave you a little extra for the weekend.



10TAGO
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Posts: 22
5/5/13 3:53 P

Thank you for replying! :)

I eat approx. 1400-1600 during the week and usually do not eat anything unhealthy during the week On the weekend I usually splurge on dark chocolate if anything. Thankfully,I'm not big on drinking and this weekend was one of two (maybe three)times in a year that I've had any alcohol. :) I guess I will have to deal with the consequence of dinking and go running or something today. lol

Congrats on your success!



YOJULEZ
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Posts: 2,171
5/5/13 3:33 P

Depends... how's your eating during the week? Are you eating at the top of your range during the week too? If you are, then yes, having a "over" day on the weekend might not be the best idea. But if you eat low to mid range during the week, then I don't think one day on weekends will hurt you.

Now, for me, I'm in maintenance, but my maintenance max is around 1900. So during the week I try to stick to 1600-1700, that way I "bank" calories to use on weekends. My SO travels for work during the week so Saturdays are our only day we have to spend together, so we go to sporting events, out to eat etc, so I don't want to worry about calories on that day.

One thing though, the red wine will definitely cause temporary weight gain.... if I were you I'd try to limit that the most.



10TAGO
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5/5/13 3:30 P

I eat well and exercise well all week until sat nights. This weekend I shared a choco chip paradise and a plate if appetizers with my husband and four year old. Then later that night my husband and I had a bottle of red wine. With a stubborn plateau and only ten to go, will this set my goals back and prevent my weight loss efforts?



 
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