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Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

How to unwind without undoing your diet.

The Weekend Trap continued...

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."

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Reviewed on March 08, 2006

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