Practically every day for the last 20 years, I’ve had conversations with people about their eating.

And a pretty common thing that people express is some variation of “I’m good in the week. It’s just the weekends”.

And when we talk about what changes we could possibly make to our eating, they’ll nearly always suggest some changes to what they do at the weekend.

And that’s a perfectly valid suggestion.

But, nearly always, this won’t be the first time they’ve had that conversation.

This won’t be the first, or last, time that they express an intention to change their eating and drinking at the weekend.

So, is that actually the answer?

It’s clearly an answer.

But not necessarily the right one for them.

Maybe, it’s about just averaging out in the week.

Doing the weekend as we always do and just making the average of the 168 hours of the week work.

Maybe just tracking a normal weekend to get clarity on the total calorie intake and working out what would need to happen in the rest of the week for that to work.

It might be there’s a few tweaks we can make to the weekend that are easy to do that help overall.

Maybe we just make some different food and drink choices that we enjoy just as much but contribute 20 or 30% less calories.

But maybe we just do it exactly the same and make it work overall?

Questioning the truly nonsensical thoughts that we have about how we should “write it off” or “start again next week”.

Because, as we’ve covered before, perfectly normal and natural thoughts as they are………

They don’t actually make any sense whatsoever.

Ultimately remember that, if you’re in a calorie deficit across the week or month, it does not matter in the slightest what you did at a weekend and what you did in the week.

You’ll lose weight.

And, as always, that knowingly suboptimal approach that you do do………

Will always be that theoretically better way that you don’t.

————- Check if you like the sound of an approach that you actually can and will keep up that gets more results than that theoretically better method you hate and stop ————-

Much love,

Jon ‘Always thought that the French “le weekend” is the lamest loanword (that’s a real term)’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.