How Weekend Binges Can Destroy Your Fat Loss Efforts
If you ever wonder why you’ve gained fat while eating and exercising well for most of the week then it it’s not your metabolism that is broken or damaged, it could be the binge eating on weekend or any other day of the week.
Binge eating on any day of the week can not only destroy your fat loss efforts but even make you gain fat!
If you don’t know about this then see in the graphic what happened to Bob (name changed)!
Bob maintains his weight on 2500 calories a day. He decides on a 300 calories daily deficit to lose fat.
During the week, he looks to be on target for losing fat.
However, his calorie intake on Friday and Saturday increases drastically due to binge eating in just a couple of meals.
His total calorie intake for the week becomes 20400 i.e. an average of 2914 per day.
Instead of reducing his average weekly calorie intake, he ends up increasing it.
He not only destroys his fat loss efforts but also ends up gaining fat. If he does this for several weekends in a year then he can add significant amount of fat in a year.
Controlling what you eat on the weekend can make or break your fat loss journey.
Just to give a context, if you’re eating out, a standard American meal can give you around 1500 Kcal, you add some desserts and sugary soft drinks, it can easily become 3000 Kcal.
So after an entire week of discipline with diet and training, it’s so easy to still end up gaining fat.
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