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Nutritionist Tips To Help Stop Weekend Overeating

We've all been there, right? Indulging in some comfort food or snacking a little too much on the weekends. I get it, weekends are for relaxing and having fun with the family, but let's not let our healthy habits go out the window. It's important to be aware of excessive weekend eating and find a balance that complements your health goals and usual habits. Read on to learn how to maintain a balanced and healthy relationship with food over the weekends and days off from a Nutritionist.


How Do I Stop Binge Eating On Weekends?  |  Eat Nourish Glow
How Do I Stop Binge Eating On Weekends? | Eat Nourish Glow

How Do I Stop Binge Eating On Weekends?


This is such a common question that I get asked as a Nutritionist. Weekends are meant for relaxation, enjoyment, and spending quality time with loved ones. However, for many of us, weekends also tend to bring about overeating and indulging in unhealthy food choices. But it can be all too easy, especially after a stressful week of work and kids, to find yourself stuck in a cycle of weekend binges and overeating.


So, quick, screenshot this or grab a pen and paper to make notes. Let me share my simple tips to help you in breaking free from the weekend overeating trap and establish better healthier eating habits (while still enjoying food).


Plan Ahead for Success


One effective strategy to combat weekend overeating is to plan your meals and snacks in advance. Sit down on Thursday or Friday and create a meal plan for the weekend. This will help you stay focused and make healthier choices, rather than impulsively reaching for calorie-laden snacks. By having a clear plan in place, you are more likely to stick to your goals.


Prioritise Balanced Nutrition


A key aspect of avoiding overeating is ensuring your meals are balanced and nutritious. Include a mix of protein, fiber, and healthy fats in each meal to keep you satisfied for longer and stabilize your blood sugar levels. Opt for whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats like avocado or nuts. By nourishing your body with the right nutrients, you can reduce the chances of overeating.


Practice Mindful Eating


Mindful eating is a powerful tool that can help you become more attuned to your body's hunger and fullness cues. Slow down during your meals, savor each bite, and pay attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of your food. This allows you to fully enjoy and appreciate your meals, helping you feel satisfied with smaller portions. Mindful eating also helps you tune in to your body's signals, so you know when you're truly hungry and when you've had enough.


Find Healthy Alternatives


Instead of turning to unhealthy snacks and treats, explore healthier alternatives that still satisfy your cravings. For example, swap greasy potato chips for baked vegetable chips or air-popped popcorn. Replace sugary desserts with fruit-based options like a refreshing fruit salad or a homemade smoothie. Experiment with different recipes and discover new nutritious options that bring you joy without the guilt.


Partner In Accountability


Enlisting your partner or a friend's support, or working with a Nutritionist can provide valuable support and accountability to overcome weekend overeating. Your friends can help you keep things in check in social settings, while a Nutritionist can help you get under the hood and really identify triggers, develop personalised strategies, and provide ongoing guidance to keep you on track. They can also offer insight into emotional eating patterns and help you develop healthier coping mechanisms.


Weekend overeating can be a common challenge, but with the right strategies and support, you can break free from this cycle and establish healthier eating habits. By planning ahead, prioritizing balanced nutrition, practicing mindful eating, finding healthier alternatives, and seeking the guidance of a nutritionist, you can finally kick your weekend overeating habits to the curb.


Remember, small changes add up to significant results, so take it one step at a time and celebrate each milestone along the way. Here's to a weekend filled with nourishing choices and a healthier, happier you!


Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx

HEALTH & NUTRITION PRACTITIONER



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