Overeating on the Weekends? Here’s How to Gain Control of Your Eating

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, sticking to it is much easier on the weekdays than over the weekend. Many people take cheat meals or take a break from counting calories over the weekend. And while there are many reasons why people overeat on weekends, there are also many solutions for gaining control of your healthy eating habits. Here are just five to help get you started.

Eat at Regular Intervals

When you eat three meals a day and two snacks and don’t skip meals, you’re more likely to feel satisfied and avoid overeating. Try and eat balanced meals with carbs, protein, and fat every day of the week and weekend.

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Creamy Coconut Soup! Topped with loads of fresh veggies. 🌈 The talented WoonHeng from @woon.heng created this beautiful dish. Check out her recipe below: Recipe (makes 2 servings)⁣⁣⁣⁣ Ingredients:⁣⁣⁣⁣ – 1 medium-sized onion, diced⁣⁣⁣⁣ – 2 tablespoons chopped ginger⁣⁣ or galangal⁣⁣ – 1 tablespoon minced garlic⁣⁣⁣⁣ – curry leaves for flavor (optional)⁣⁣ – 2-3 tablespoons curry powder or curry paste or sambal (adjust to preference)⁣⁣⁣⁣ – 3 teaspoons sugar or maple syrup (adjust to preference)⁣⁣⁣⁣ – 3 cups vegetable broth⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – 1/2 cup coconut milk (or more for creamier version)⁣⁣⁣⁣ – salt & pepper to taste⁣⁣⁣⁣ – oil for cooking, cooked rice for serving⁣⁣ ⁣Toppings & garnish suggestions (or of choice): ⁣⁣ – Pan-fried tofu cubes seasoned with soy sauce & black pepper⁣⁣ – crushed peanuts, chili oil (optional), lime wedges & shredded veggies (purple cabbage, carrot, zucchini⁣⁣)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🌱Heat a non-stick pot with oil, and sauté onion until translucent, then add ginger, garlic & cook until aromatic,⁣ about 1-2 mins.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🌱Add curry powder or paste, curry leaves (if using), give it a quick stir. Then add vegetable broth, sugar, salt, pepper & bring the mixture to a rolling boil.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🌱Lower the heat to medium & simmer for another minute or so. Taste test & season⁣⁣ accordingly.⁣⁣ Stir in coconut milk & turn off the heat.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🌱Ladle soup onto rice & serve with toppings & garnishes of your choice.⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Use the 80/20 Rule

Eating healthily all time is realistic. So, to make it through the week without overdoing it, aim to eat 80% nutrient-dense foods and 20% not-so-nutrient dense foods.

Stay Hydrated

Many people mistake hunger for thirst, so stay hydrated throughout the day. Opt for unsweetened drinks like water, seltzer, and herbal tea.

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🆘This is a reminder to go and have a big glass of water. Your skin will thank you 💦 💦 5 ways to stays hydrated :- 1. HAVE A GOAL – Create specific goals for yourself such as finishing your 1 liter water bottle before noon, or finish your whole water bottle while binge watching. 2. USE A LARGE WATER BOTTLE – Having a larger water bottle eliminates the need to keep refilling which isn’t always possible on a busy day. I like stainless steel water bottles the best because they keep my water cold all day!! 3. HAVE BOTTLES IN MULTIPLE PLACES – Try leaving water bottles in different places where you will need them like in your car, on your bike, or at the office. You will never forget a water bottle again! 4. EAT HYDRATING FOOD – There are lots of fruits and vegetables that can hydrate you such as watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, celery, strawberries, and many more! You still need to drink water but eating these foods will help keep you hydrated. Try adding these food in your daily diet 5. START AND END YOUR DAY WITH A GLASS OF WATER – Try drinking at least 2 glass of water before and after going to bed. How many glass of water you have in a day? 💧 . . #stayhydrated #water #hydrated #hydratedskin #hydrate #detoxwater #skincare #selfcare #wellness #healthylifestyle #wellnessroutine #selflove #drinkwater #skincaredaily #skincarecommunity #skincareroutine #skincareaddict

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Keep Portion Size in Mind

It’s totally okay to enjoy your favorite less healthy foods like burgers and pizza on the weekends, but eat them in moderation. Try using smaller plates, splitting meals with your partner, or asking for to-go boxes when you eat out to cut down on the portion size.

Don’t Skip Meals for Splurges

We’ve all done it—skipped meals when we’ve known that we’re going to splurge on the next meal. Instead of skipping meals, which ends up in overeating at the next one, eat lighter meals or snacks if you plan on having a heavier meal.