Saturday, May 24, 2008

Avoid Weekend Binging

It’s the weekend and let’s face it, you’ve worked hard all week. Now it’s time to kick back for some serious R and R. But sometimes a little R and R can extend to your diet. It all starts Friday, some cocktails with friends with a side of greasy appetizers. Saturday, you stop off at your local fast food restaurant for lunch. Later, you go out for a big dinner. Sunday rolls around fast. It’s seems to be a perfect day to lounge around catching up on all your old T.V. shows. Unfortunately, this entire mindless weekend binge has ruined you week of healthy eating. Feeling the guilt your routine begins again, only to end again on Friday. If this sounds like you, don’t worry you are not alone. With a little preparation you can eat healthy and enjoy the weekend with friends and family without the guilt.
Never skip breakfast.

Remember your body has been fasting all night. It’s time to wake it up with a healthy breakfast. Make sure you eat plenty of protein and fiber.
Plan Ahead

If you are planning to go out for the day bring nutritious snacks with you such as crackers, fruits, and veggies. It prevents you from spending extra money and keeps you health conscious
Don’t deprive yourself during the week

Treat yourself to a small piece of chocolate during the week. Depriving your body completely will cost you in the long run through binging.
Eat less at restaurants.

Many restaurants are starting to offer smaller portion sizes at a lower cost. However, if you order a large meal, take half of it home. Still tempted? Ask your host/hostess to divide your meal before it comes to the table.

Go for a walk to burn those extra calories. Not only will you feel better, but it will distract you from your cravings
Drink plenty of water

Sometimes we can misinterpret our body's signals for thirst for hunger. It’s very important that you stay hydrated. This too will help curve your cravings.
Eat a healthy meal before going out.

Temptation is everywhere. Eat a healthy lunch before going out. If you go when you’re hungry, you’re much more likely too given in to unhealthy foods.

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