We’ve all been there: You’ve followed your eating plan to a tee from Monday to Friday. But despite your best intentions, your weekend was filled with pizza, french fries, ice cream, and more. While there’s definitely room for indulgences in any healthy diet, when you’re after weight loss or fitness performance results, it’s sometimes necessary to keep a careful eye on your food intake—even on the weekends. (BTW, here’s exactly what to do when you overeat, according to nutritionists.)
Many people get caught in an endless cycle of sticking to their program during the week, indulging all weekend, and then “resetting” again on Monday. But how does doing this on repeat affect your progress, and how can you break the cycle? We asked nutrition pros to find out.
Excerpted from Shape