Weight loss said to happen during the week

If you’re wanting to lose weight, you’d be advised to watch what you eat during the week, as opposed to on Saturdays and Sundays.
This is according to new research from New York’s Cornell University, which found one factor that separates the slim from the not-so-slim is how much weight they lose throughout the week.
The study, led by Dr Brian Wansink, observed 80 adults – who ranged from 25 to 62 years old – as a way of analysing what impact the seven-day cycle we live by has on our weight.
Looking at whether or not weight fluctuation depends on the day of the week, the participants were split into three groups – weight losers, weight gainers or weight maintainers.
People weighed more on Sundays and Mondays, while their weight steadily decreased throughout the week, reaching its lowest figure on Friday.
Those who lost weight did so by cutting back on calories straight after the weekend and maintaining this until the following one. Those who didn’t lose weight had no clear decrease throughout the week.
The researchers commented: “For successful weight loss, it is important to notice these rhythms and take steps to reverse the upward trends after the weekend, even if it has to wait until Monday.”

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