Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Livin' Lean Topic Tuesday: The Weekend Sabotages My Husband
Since I had the day off from school for a doctor visit, I met Rudy for lunch yesterday. As we were eating our grilled chicken breasts and house salads (healthy), he brought up the topic of his weight loss.
"See, Lindsay? Look at what I eat for lunch! I eat well like this every single day and I can't lose weight. Even running doesn't help. I just don't get it."
It doesn't make sense, at least not on the surface. But what we discussed and what me may have figured out is that his fitness and nutritional goals are being sabotaged by the choices he makes during the weekend. Yes, an occasional splurge is healthy. But a splurge that lasts from Friday "happy hour" until Sunday night is not going to do anything to help his weight loss mission. There is a difference between a single splurge and a weekend binge. Everything is good in moderation; even moderation. To really see results, my adorable, fun, party-lovin' husband is going to need to carefully choose when to enjoy a single splurge, when to end the splurge or when to pass it up all together.
It's not easy. Eating and drinking are connected to us both socially and emotionally. But I know he can do it! Sometimes it takes an honest look at what you are truly eating to understand why the results aren't what you anticipated. Splurge calories aren't "free". They still cost us. So remember to keep those moderate splurge foods (and drinks) in true moderation. If you are a "weekend splurger" like my hubby, perhaps try a little mid-week treat to help off-set the desire to go completely overboard once the weekend rolls around.
On that note...have a Happy Fat Tuesday!! Don't get too crazy!