Weekend Weight Gain: Don't Undo Your Diet (cont.)

Beyond that, the experts say, the best way to keep the weekends from torpedoing your diet is to take a commonsense approach to nutrition -- every day of the week.

"I think most people are better off from a health standpoint to eat sensibly each day," says Bryant. "Consume a variety of foods, don't skip meals, eat individual-sized portions, and whenever possible, substitute a favorite high-fat food or high-sugar food with a healthy alternative."

Published Mar. 8, 2006
Originally published Mar. 11, 2004.

SOURCES: Obesity Research, August 2003. Cedric Bryant, PhD, chief exercise physiologist, American Council on Exercise. Susan Moores, RD, spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association, St. Paul, Minn. Barry Popkin, PhD, professor of nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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