Oh for the love of the free for all eating frenzy. Well folks, listen up because all calories count, even on weekends, stat holidays, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries and wait, even leap years too. So, following the “trade-off” series theme I started back in November, 2011, here’s a weekend eater’s free-for-all scenario, so listen UP:
- For some reason you have the all-or-none approach and gorge with gusto every weekend from TGIF to Sunday evening. Good grief! After the weekend you find yourself singing “Monday, Monday, da da, da da….” These uncontrolled binges can result in having an additional 3,000 calories/week (at least) along with a food and drink hangover and upset stomach to boot that’ll wear off by Wednesday. NOT good! Let’s say you decide to put a lid on this nutty noshing and drinking and splurge less to say 1,000 calories/week extra. Live it up, but not like it’s 1999 though….
- Doing this regularly for the balance of the year can save you ~2,000 calories/week.
- Doing this over an entire year can result in a 29 pound weight loss each year!
There are many ways to enjoy the weekend, for which eating is one of life’s joys of many. Mix it up a little and take the focus off overeating and onto something else. You may even feel good on a Monday morning too when you do!