Finding Balance – Weekends and Binging

When we are around on the weekend, we tend to want to party and relax.

And food is easily right at hand.

Which is why so many of us tend to go crazy on the weekends and overeat.

The food is right there. And we associate “relaxing” and “partying” with food.

While I definitely agree with cheat days, going completely crazy over the weekend may just be holding you back from achieving your goals as quickly as you would like.

If we want to be successful, we need to be CONSISTENT.

Two days of complete binging is far from consistent. Two days of complete binging may cause you to lose gains you made during the week.

It will make you feel like you aren’t making any progress with your diet during the week. Or it may cause your progress to be way slower than it would be otherwise.

It may even cause you to give up on a week day program that truly is working!

Why put in hours of hard work during the week only to erase all your progress over the weekend?

Who would want to sabotage their own progress? To slow down their own results?


Yet every weekend so many of us do.

We let “we are relaxing” or “partying” to become a complete and utter binge.

We make excuses about how we “deserve” the bad food for all of our hard work.

We completely forget about our goals for the satisfaction in the here and now.

And while we need to balance every day life, fun and our long-term goals that doesn’t mean we have to completely let go every weekend OR completely adhere to our perfectly clean and healthy eating habits.

Instead we need to find a BALANCE.

We have to balance our desire to “party” to “relax” and eat on the weekends with our need to stay consistent enough and remember our goals.

We need to balance our short-term desires with our long-term goals.

What matters most to you?

Remember that and find your balance this weekend!

Stay consistent…Not perfect…Just consistent!

Posted on March 15, 2014, in Diet, Mindset and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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