8/27/08

Another Study on the Obvious...

Researchers at Washington University have found that those who watch what they eat Monday to Friday and go all out on weekends are not friends with their scales. And me, without a fancy medical or scientific background, has found that fire is hot and burns things. *smacks forehead* HELLO!? If you're going to sit there and have a laissez faire attitude come Friday night and double or triple your caloric intake for 48 hours then yes, you are going to see an increase on your scale. Perhaps this could be the 9lb average that this study shows PER YEAR if you were to keep it up long term too. Why? Read Leslie Beck's analysis of it. She's a super smart nutritionist here in the Tdot, writes for the Globe and Mail and does bits on CTV. She even made a guest appearance at our half marathon clinic thanks to Sam's persistence. You know what's sad though? THIS IS THE REASON SO MANY OF US FIGHT WITH THE DIGITAL DEVILS! Why? Why? WHY?! *smack smack smack* Weekends aren't that tough. We have so many opportunities to be active, to keep our little fingers out of the cupboards, avoid eating out and binging on treats, but there we go and fall into traps. We have to remember our healthy guidelines (if we're following weight watchers), our food groups from the food guide, to drink our water...the simple things! We need to stay in our Monday to Friday mind frames through the weekend and incorporate our fun into them. You can relax and still eat well! Healthy living and eating isn't a chore. I think it takes more effort to smack myself in the head countless times than to make a healthy meal. It's obvious, no?

5 comments:

MizFit said...

hmm.
Im not a scale-woman but I can totally see, were I to have weigh in mondays, that Id eat WORSE over the weekend.

Im a rebel that way (Im not joking).

and youre right. SO RIGHT on the we can relax and eat well.

why does the word relaxing for me too often mean moviepopcornwinesbenandjerrys?

Miz.

Haley said...

So true, and yet so devilishly hard sometimes! This is my major weakness, but I'm getting better, one weekend at a time...

Jen said...

*gasp* you DON'T have a medical background???!!! Had everything you have been telling us lies??

i ♥ you

(oh and that is nuts!! kind of sad that it even needs to be "researched")

Shirls said...

is it wrong to think of those V8 commercials when I read this? *smacks forhead* hee hee

I can't believe the number of studies about stuff that if you actually asked anyone with common sense you wouldn't need a study to figure it out...

I struggle with weekends, I don't go completely crazy, its just more of a mental battle for me on the weekend as the kitchen and fridge are too close for comfort, while during the week if I didn't pack it and bring it with me, I simply don't have it..

maria said...

Please don't hurt yourself, mouse.

Yeah, where's my research grant, eh?

That said, I think it's easier to not binge/overeat on weekends; I'm out and about and food is less on the mind. If someone has a solution for weekday nights, though - I am totally willing to seed that research project.

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