After the stressful meetings, late nights and deadlines, you deserve to party on Friday night and relax over the weekend. However, the weekend rituals may be good for your soul but not for your waistline. Weekends can make you gain weight in more ways than one.
After shaking your legs for three hours straight, you are apparently starving when you are out of the club at 2 am. When you head to late night pizzerias and fast food joints, you end up consuming a monstrous amount of calories in no time.
Who likes to cook on a weekend? You go out for dinner and order a couple of appetisers, a meal and dessert and before you know it you end up consuming tons of calories. Dining out once a while is okay but if you are doing this every weekend, no wonder you will put on a lot of kilos.
It becomes pretty easy to get roped into drinking on a Friday when your friends keep ordering round after round. The drink that you sip contains 100 to more than 400 calories a glass. The alcohol will not only make you tipsy but will also get you to say yes to calorie-dense foods.
You may be regular with your exercise, but when the Saturday rolls around you may want to chill instead of sweating it out. By not working out on a weekend, you are not burning the extra calories from the enormous brunch or cocktail party.
Those unplanned activities like a late night drive or an adventure sport may be fun, but they disrupt your routine and your eating habits. Going too many hours without eating will not only slow down your metabolism but will also lead to dangerous binges.
When you are sleeping for long hours on a weekend and are not doing any physical activity, you are not burning any calories from last night’s dinner. The lack of movement will make you fatigued and slow down your metabolism.