Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

woman standing on scale in disbelief(BlackDoctor.org) — If you’re gonna do it, you have to do it right – or it won’t work! Many of use wake up in the morning with a new found motivation. You may have hoped out of bed a few weeks ago and said to yourself “this is the first day of the rest of my life.” You felt like it was time to stop talking about losing weight and actually lose it. You tenaciously engaged in numerous diet strategies, but you stepped on the scale after a couple of weeks of training only to find that you’ve gained weight. You’re probably screaming “What gives!”

Well, you may be making tiny mistakes that are hindering your progress. Read on to find out if any of the following apply to you.

…you fail on the weekends.
You strive to eat well and hit the gym throughout the week, but once you leave work on Friday evening, all bets are off. Weekends should definitely be used for unwinding and relaxing, but be careful not to go overboard and cancel out all of the hard work you put in during the week. One weekend of overeating, overdrinking, and under-exercising can easily undo the healthy diet and exercise program you followed for five days, stalling your progress towards your goals.

Instead, view weekends as a chance to do the things that you enjoy and spend quality time with your family and friends. “Weekends” should not be synonymous with calorie splurges or alcohol binges. Use your free time constructively: plan your menu for the upcoming week, design a new workout routine, take your time grocery shopping, and read your favorite health magazine. Try cooking up a big batch of healthy meals on Sunday that you can eat without much fuss during the week.