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Health Doesn't Take Weekends Off

Updated on July 17, 2011
I checked my uncle's fridge right after entering their house.
I checked my uncle's fridge right after entering their house. | Source

So it is a weekend again and I can see you walking to the fridge and pulling out your favorite food items over and over again. On weekends most of us enjoy getting indulged in too much food. Also, we never hesitate munching while sitting in front of TV watching our favorite program. In this way, we eat up more than what is actually required for healthy eating.

But do we really know that how much pain we give to our body by gulping down those unwanted ice creams, chocolates, pizzas, chicken wings, and other junk food on weekends. I know that “food and temptation” are two important words in your dictionary but if you want to eat and live healthily, you need to cut off those two words from your dictionary, especially on weekends. Also, you must understand that health doesn’t take off on weekends.

The main reasons which influence our diet schedule during weekends are:

Boredom

Most people who work 9 to 5 on weekdays feel bored on weekends. This is a common psychological behavior. A feeling of boredom can come to anyone who engages in multiple tasks for several days and then sits idle for a day or 2, but thinking that eating food will prevent boredom is not a good health sign.

Fatigue

If you got this advice from some friend that “when you are tired, gulp down something”, then never take that friend’s advice just because eating food every time you feel tired will only make you more obese and fatigued. It will even be difficult for you to carry on your activities of daily living with your large body.

Though these chicken tikkas are irresistible but still you should not have them frequently. Sorry for being so rude.
Though these chicken tikkas are irresistible but still you should not have them frequently. Sorry for being so rude. | Source
Afghani chicken with mint sauce and finely cut onions are everyone's favorite but having them too often can increase your weight because of the white cream that's added to make them so yummy and delicious.
Afghani chicken with mint sauce and finely cut onions are everyone's favorite but having them too often can increase your weight because of the white cream that's added to make them so yummy and delicious. | Source
Found some really fresh vegetables in the backyard garden of my friend's house in Gurgaon, India.
Found some really fresh vegetables in the backyard garden of my friend's house in Gurgaon, India. | Source
Clicked this shot of fresh strawberries in More Outlet in newly opened Moments Mall in Kirti Nagar, New Delhi
Clicked this shot of fresh strawberries in More Outlet in newly opened Moments Mall in Kirti Nagar, New Delhi | Source

Time

Some say we just eat out more during weekends because we are not able to find time to eat properly on weekdays.

Reward

We feel a need to reward ourselves after a hard week of work or strict dieting.

How to self defense our diet?

Get enough sleep

If you feel fatigued, do not assume that food will boost up your energy levels. Fatigue is caused due to lack of sleep, so do try to take the sleep you lost during the week.

Get out and move around

If you get the temptation to frequently visit the refrigerator, then it is the right time to stock up your gym bag and move out of the house.

Food quality on weekends

Be committed to the quantity control of your food even on weekends. It should become your own second nature.

Keep a control on your favorite food and drinks

Keep a control on things like beer, fried foods, chips, chocolates, sundaes, etc. Alternating between beer and sparkling water will make you still feel you had your treat for the weekend.

Plan your weekend diet in advance

Start filling up your refrigerator with healthy food items like fresh vegetables and juicy fruits for weekends. And if you really want to indulge in an ice cream, just consider it a meal in itself.

So being bored or tired on weekends are not reasons to start eating mindlessly. If you love your body and want to live a health life, change your eating habits, be as active on weekends as you remain on weekdays, and start eating good food. Also, in this way, you can maintain your weight loss you have attempted on weekdays. At last, I would again say that it is important to understand that health does not take weekends off. I hope that this personal health information will help your family and yourself make a good diet and exercise plan for weekends.

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