HEALTHY LIVING

9 Ways To Have A Healthier Weekend

08/11/2012 10:55 am ET

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By Beth W. Orenstein
Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., M.P.H.

When Friday at 5 hits, it can be tempting to splurge at happy hour with coworkers or simply pick up a cheesy pizza on your way home. Saturday is spent sleeping through the gym and shuttling kids from soccer practice to birthday parties and back, with no time for a sensible meal or sweat session. Sunday is your day to relax and recharge before the work week begins -- complete with unhealthy snacks and treats.

All of this weekend activity means that by the time your alarm sounds Monday morning, you're left feeling overstuffed and bloated, which inspires you to get back to your disciplined diet. But if you're looking for real weight-loss results, you must stop this counterproductive cycle, and build weight loss into your plans seven days a week. Here are the strategies you need to make it happen.

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