Weekend Weight

New research shows when to losing weight, it’s all about the weekends.

Seems those Saturday afternoon naps and Sunday morning brunches throw a real wrench into weight loss efforts.

In a study of weekend behavior, people on diet or exercise routines consistently stopped losing weight — or worse, gained it — over the weekends. And those weekend indulgences added up to a net gain of almost 9 pounds a year!

Fortunately, you don’t have to lose your weekends to drop the pounds. First step: Pass on the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Make your own breakfast at home – you won’t be tempted to eat more because it’s in front of you and it’s included in the price.

Next, mow the lawn. Wash the car. Walk the dog. Play tennis. Just do something that gets you moving. The study participants not only ate more on weekends but exercised less – delivering a double whammy for their waistlines. The key is awareness. Once you realize those weekends are so dangerous, you’ll be able to come up with your own strategies for getting through them.

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