One of the BIGGEST ways I see women sabotaging their weight loss progress is by going overboard on the weekends.
You know what I’m talking about, and heck, it’s happened to ME before! What STARTS as a well intentioned happy hour drink on Friday often turns into:
Wine, Cocktails, Dessert, Burgers, Fries, Pizza, Tacos, Doughnuts and more.
Now there is NOTHING wrong with enjoying a cocktail and your FAVORITE meal on the weekends. I do this at least once every weekend!
Check out my best 3 tips to help you stay on track during the weekend:
1. PLAN AHEAD — Look at your weekend schedule and figure out WHEN you want to indulge and WHAT you plan to eat and drink. Then, swing by the grocery store and pick up some healthy foods for your other meals. Be sure to grab plenty of lean protein options (eggs, lean meats, almonds, greek yogurt, etc.) and veggies!
2. ONLY EAT WHEN YOU FEEL HUNGRY — I believe that this is a habit that every.single.human should try to adapt. There are NO reasons that ANY of us should eat if we don’t feel hungry. Often times weekends turn into two days of grazing… which leads to overeating. Before eating ANYTHING during the weekend, ask yourself if you feel hungry first.
3. WATCH THE BOOZE — Many of us use alcohol as a way to relax and socialize on the weekends, and that’s OKAY… But it’s super important to find other ways to decompress and relax too! Watch a show on Netflix, go for a walk, workout, read a book. There are a MILLION other things to try doing to help you unwind!
Weekends are meant to be ENJOYED. Part of having fun and enjoying SHOULD include your favorite foods and drinks. It is 100% possible to still LOVE your weekends and make progress towards your goals, too! It all comes down to being mindful.
Do YOU have a strategy that helps you stay healthy on the weekends?? Share it below!