Monday weigh-ins reveal weekend splurges

Shows a woman in stretch pants standing on a bathroom scale in front of a mirror.

People find no shortage of reasons to complain about Mondays. They typically signal the end of your carefree weekend and back to the daily grind of the work week.

But for those who are trying to lose weight, there is one more reason to hate Mondays. Research shows that when people weigh themselves daily, they record their heaviest weights on Mondays.

Plan for cheat days

The reason, of course, is that weekends are often filled with social gatherings and celebrations, causing many people to relax their standards or go all out and have a “cheat day.” And that’s OK, says Kerry Grann, a principal research scientist at Amway who works on BodyKey™ products.

“Consistency is key to weight loss, but we are human and not always able to follow our eating plan every single day,” Kerry said. “The most important thing is not to let a day of overeating derail your motivation.”

A woman in a kitchen holding smoothie made with BodyKey Meal Replacement Shake.

Get back on track

In fact, seeing that higher number on the scale might be the extra motivation you need to get back on your program.

“If you ate too much on the weekend, work twice as hard on Monday to stay on track,” she said. “Or, if you know a certain event or meal will result in eating too much, plan ahead by trying to eat less at other meals.

BodyKey by Nutrilite™ Meal Replacement Shakes are an easy way to accomplish this,” she said. “Also, remember your free foods and fill up ahead of time.”

Splurge wisely

When you do decide to indulge, make sure it’s something you love so it’s really worth it, and try to make it a smaller portion than usual.

“Then, rather than lying on the couch thinking about what you just ate, grab a friend and go for a walk,” Kerry suggested. “It will optimize your metabolism and help burn off a few of those extra calories.”

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