Beware of the Weekend Diet
By Editorial Staff
Do you stay true to your healthy diet during the week, but then crash and burn when the weekend arrives? If so, you're not alone. The problem is, adults aren't the only ones succumbing to the weekend diet pitfalls – so are our children. A recent study involving overweight adolescents ages 12-16 yielded some concerning conclusions:
Parents, teachers and other role models need to step forward and not only teach healthy eating behaviors to children, but go the extra mile by modeling them. After all, what motivation does a child have to eat vegetables and whole grains if they're watching you scarf down a double cheeseburger with fries? Work with your doctor to develop a healthy meal plan for the whole family that provides balanced nutrition seven days a week.
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