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Old 02-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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Overeating on weekends

So I am really into fitness and eating well during the week, but I let myself eat what I want on the weekends in moderation. Although I end up constantly emotionally eating whatever I want and I can't stop, so I can't lose any weight bc I'm overeating on the weekend and eating well during the week. I have gotten to the point of being frustrated with myself and I am just curious to know if there are any possible ways I could help control myself when I eat something bad without having to give it up. Pwez help

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Overeating on weekends

I think many of us have this problem, to some extent.
Since you've identified it, look upon it as a challenge to overcome.
Stock up on Friday evenings on healthy, low-cal foods: fruit, veggies, rice cakes. Get an air-popper and make air-popped popcorn. It's virtually calorie-free (although not very tasty). You could snack on it 24/7 and not gain any weight.

When you're tempted to snack on weekends, exercise instead.
Clean your house, go out for a walk, or call some friends and hang out; do some sit-ups, or put on music and dance in your living room.

Do something creative: write a story, draw a picture. Read a good book.
Drink some water, coffee, or ice tea.

Just think: if eating more on weekends can make you gain weight, what might eating less on weekends do?
Weekends are a good time to eat less than normal, because we usually don't have much to do, so we don't expend as much energy.
Imagine how much more pleasant Mondays will be, if you're feeling rested, refreshed, and thinner, rather than bloated and sluggish and stuffed.

Experiment with how little you can eat on weekends and still feel okay (no headaches, no stomach pains, etc). You might be surprised with how little you can get by on, when you're just hanging around the house not doing anything in particular.

Give it a try for a few weekends. Consider it a test of willpower.
If you're miserable, you can always go back to your old eating habits.

Good luck!

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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Re: Overeating on weekends

This really helped! Thanks so much

Old 02-22-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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Re: Overeating on weekends

Any tips on what I can do on the weekends when we go out to eat? This weekend is my dads birthday and we are going to a really good Mexican restaurant and having cake

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