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How Not To Destroy Your Diet Over The Weekend

Do you find that the weekend is the hardest time to stay on track with your diet? You know, all the events, dinners, parties and BBQs, do they seem to throw you away? Do not worry! I have some great tips for you to help you stay healthy on the weekends and still lose weight.

First let's look at what it takes to lose weight. We have to be on a calorie deficit to lose weight, no question about it. It requires a weekly deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 lb per week. This is a 500 calorie deficit daily. Now what seems to most people is that they have a week's deficit but decide to have a "cheat meal", "cheat day" or "cheat weekend". Calories can add up faster than you can blink especially when eating at a restaurant. A single serving can be 2000 calories or more (and that doesn't include desserts). This can take someone out of their weekly deficit and put them back into calorie maintenance. When we eat calorie maintenance we will not lose weight. Now this does not mean that we are not allowed to indulge in dieting, it just means we need to be more strategic. For example, if you know you have a larger dinner than planned then continue with eating whole foods protein and vegetables throughout the day. This will help reduce your calories so that when you eat it, it will not completely eliminate your diet. Another example is to customize your dinner by getting a salad instead of fries or not eating bread from a burger and keeping it for another day or just eating half a meal.

All right, let's get to it, here are some simple tips to keep you on track for the weekend.

Tip 1: Treat the weekend as if it were a weekday. Staying laser focused on your goals as you do throughout the week.

Tip 2: Fill lots of green vegetables to stay full.

Tip 3: Make a healthier, calorie-free version of your favorite treat! (* See recipe below)

Tip 4: Host a dinner party or bring your own meal to the potluck that suits your taste. You will control what you eat and how much you eat.

Tip 5: Find other activities to do that don't revolve around food and stay active!

Tip 6: Enjoy the day with family and friends without any emphasis on food and eating out.

So now that you have some tools in your pocket for staying on the track this weekend, here's a healthy, low calorie snack if you feel chocolate-y!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - makes 4 servings (vegan)

Mix together:

2 avocado, meat only

4 tablespoons raw cocoa or cocoa powder

4 tablespoons maple syrup

sea ​​salt salt or Himalayan salt

Divide into 4 servings per 1/2 cup and enjoy!


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