Are you sabotaging your fat loss goal at the weekends?
Are you guilty of eating healthy during the week, but then as soon as the weekend arrives your mindset changes and you’re guilty of undoing all your hard work?
Firstly, before you read on, I would like to make you aware that this post is aimed at the following category of people:
- Strong desire to lose weight for the last 3 months or more.
- Feel self-conscious and low in confidence because of your weight.
- Frequently look in the mirror and ‘wish’ you could be leaner.
- ” Think” about losing weight frequently throughout the day, every day!
- Frequently “scroll” through Instagram and compare yourself to others “wishing” they looked like the people they see.
The reason I say this post is for this category of people is because they 100% have a strong desire to improve their physique BUT have been unable to apply themselves to achieve it. Especially over the weekend.
If you do fall into that category, then why do you think you have continually been unable to stick at your diet over the weekend?
- Peer pressure/low will power.
- Lack of guidance and accountability
- Lack of patience
- No set goal to work towards
When the weekend arrives, you have a choice to make, and if you VALUE your fat loss goal as a high priority in your life then you will stay focused over the weekend.
Do these captions familiar?……
“It’s the weekend I’m allowed a treat”.
“I’ll get back on it Monday so it’s ok”.
“I’ll just be sensible and have a few”
If I had £1 for every time a client told me, they struggle to stay focused with their diet at the weekend then I would be a rich man.
We of course give them advice and strategies to help them stay focused, but ultimately it comes down to the individual to stay focused and remind themselves of how much they VALUE their fat loss goal.
For FAT LOSS purposes it is essential an individual stays CONSISTENT with their nutrition over the weekend.
By consistent I mean just that! I don’t say perfect because no one will be perfect every weekend.
We all love a treat and socialising with friends and family, and you can still do this and achieve your long-term goals, by just being more disciplined and mindful with your weekend choices.
If however the majority of your weekends consist of take aways, fast food, big sessions on the ale and a big bag of Haribo’s resting on your gut whilst watching Netflix, then you aren’t going to lose weight. Regardless of whether your “back on it” on Monday.
Before you start thinking this guy’s boring! Loosen up a bit then remember WHO this post is aimed at, because if you do fall into those categories above then you do have to stay CONSISTENT over the weekend otherwise you will constantly find yourself taking one step forward and 2 steps back.
It is not just the alcohol and poor food choices that will impact your progress. It is the subsequent low mood, guilt and come down, which as you know will more than likely lead to more bad choices on Sunday and into the new week. This includes skipping workouts and not prepping food, which leads to further guilt and frustration. It’s at this point you probably tell yourself “I may as well start next Monday now”….. Sound familiar?
Just think where you could be 3 months from now if you can commit fully to your fat loss aspirations today.
If you do feel like you aren’t able to achieve your fat loss goal by yourself then check out our coaching programme. Accountability is EXAXTLY what you need!
Thanks for reading,