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Weekend weight loss essentials: Four tips for sustainable results

Weekend weight loss essentials: Four tips for sustainable results Four weekend rules for effective weight loss (Photo: Freepik)

Most weight loss plans fail because people lack time for exercise and balanced eating. However, four rules to follow on weekends will help you lose weight throughout the week, according to Fit for fun.

Prepare healthy meals and eat well

Many people don't have the opportunity to have healthy meals while at work. Instead of satisfying hunger with sweets or unhealthy fast food, you can simply prepare lunch on weekends and take it to work. This not only saves money but also prevents you from consuming unnecessary calories. Planning your menu for several days ahead allows better control over what and how much you eat.

Create a weekly workout plan

Plan your workouts in advance. Whether exercising at home or in a gym, write down the planned exercises. This will help you save time later on, set clear goals, and create a structure for your fitness program. A workout plan also boosts motivation and reduces the likelihood of skipping or postponing workouts.

Prepare sports attire for the entire week

Many people head to the gym right after work, so they pack their gym gear in the morning. However, busy mornings can sometimes be an excuse to skip the gym. Preparing your sports attire for the week on weekends saves valuable time on Monday mornings. Additionally, seeing your sports attire reminds you of your decision to engage in sports, which can increase motivation and the likelihood of going to the gym.

Allow yourself "cheat days"

A "cheat day" is when you consciously deviate from your healthy eating routine and indulge in less restricted food choices. If sticking to a healthy diet is challenging, choosing a day of the week may be worthwhile when more food is allowed. Nutrition also has a social component, and during special occasions or gatherings with friends and family, you may want to keep your distance. A cheat day allows you to enjoy these social situations without strict dietary rules.

Earlier, we wrote about how much extra weight you can gain by drinking cappuccino daily throughout the year.

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