Do you relax the rules with your food intake over the weekend? Do you say to yourself 'I've been good all week, so I can eat what I want this weekend'?
If your goal is to lose weight and have answered 'yes' to these questions, then this could be having a detrimental effect on your results. From the casual weekend brunch, to the pub lunch, to drinks with friends in the evening with a takeaway, all of these additional calories over 1-2 days are very likely to push you over not just your daily calorie goal, but your goal for the whole week, leading to stagnated weight loss results.
I encourage my clients to look at their calorie target as a weekly goal, rather than daily so if they know that they have a tendency to push their calorie boundaries at the weekend, they can plan ahead.
By taking on this nugget of advice, my clients have changed the way they think about their meals over the week, and without them making drastic changes this has helped them to achieve weight loss results they weren't seeing before.
How do you approach your weekend dining habits?