Start Losing Weight Today with This Monday-Sunday Healthy Eating Plan
Staying motivated to lose weight can be challenging, especially with a jam-packed schedule and busy workweek. This Monday-Sunday healthy eating plan can help you shed pounds—and stay on track every day.
Monday: Start out strong
More than 50% of people say they’re guilty of waiting until a Monday to start a diet. It’s the first day of the week, so motivation to lose weight is usually at its peak. Get a strong start by setting your alarm 45 minutes earlier than normal to hit the gym or go for a run. Make time during the day to plan out the rest of the week, so you’re feeling organized and empowered.
Tuesday: Do a little research
According to a recent study, internet search queries about healthy eating are 30% higher on Mondays and Tuesdays than the rest of the week. Find blogs and websites that interest and inspire you, and subscribe to their newsfeeds so you have a regular stream of fresh, healthy content coming your way.
Wednesday: Breathe and regroup
They don't call it hump day for nothing: You made it half way through the week. Use Wednesday to refocus and restock your fridge with healthy foods. It’s also the best day to hop on the scale to check your progress. For most women, weight peaks on Sunday and hits a low on Friday. Weighing in on Wednesdays should give you a good average picture of how you're doing.
Thursday: Make time to workout
Gym attendance bottoms out on Friday and the weekends, so be sure to get in a good workout on Thursday.
Friday: Bust out those skinny jeans
Since research shows that people tend to weigh less on Fridays, stay motivated and wear those skinny jeans. This can help inspire you not to overindulge on the coming weekend.
Saturday: Splurge a little…not a lot
A small splurge won’t knock you off track, but a series of larger overindulgences could. Pick one meal to treat yourself, then resolve to keep the rest of your meals healthier.
Sunday: Get out there
Research shows that activity is at a low on Sundays. Use the day to get in some physical activity that helps you feel refreshed and burns some extra calories.