Is the Weekend Setting You Back?

Is the weekend setting you back? According to Obesity Research (2003), Americans consume on average, 82 calories more per day Friday through Sunday than during the work week. However, a person can very well over-consume thousands of calories, leading to weight gain. The weekends are to be enjoyed, but don’t over do it by taking one step forward during the week, only to take two steps back during the weekend.



Haines, P. S., Hama, M. Y., Guilkey, D. K. & Popkin, B.M. (2003). Weekend eating in the United States is linked woth greater energy, fat, and alcohol intake. Obesity Research. 11 (8), 945-949.

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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