Most Gain Weight on Weekends: Study

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014 04:06 PM

By Nick Tate

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
How much you weigh may depend on the day of the week you step on the scale. That's the upshot of new research out of Cornell University that finds most people lose weight on weekdays, but pack on the pounds over the weekend, when they are not working and have more time to go out and eat.
 
But lead researcher Brian Wansink, M.D., says the key factor in obesity isn't how much more people gain on weekends, but how much they lose during the week.
 
For the study, Dr. Wansink tracked weekly weight fluctuations in 80 people, ranging in age from 25 to 62 years old, who were asked to weigh themselves after waking up each day over a period of time lasting up to 10 months.

Special: Losing Weight After Age 50 -- Six Tips to Shed Pounds
 
The results consistently showed most people weighed more after weekends (Sunday and Monday) and lost weight during the weekdays — reaching the lowest levels on Friday.
 
The researchers also noted those who lost weight over the course of the study tended to drop more pounds during the week than they gained on the weekends than those who gained weight over time.
 
The findings suggest successful weight control is more likely to happen when people allow for occasional weekend food splurges, but compensate by following a more sensible diet most other days.

© 2014 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

'Brain Fever' Kills 570 in India

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 12:21 PM

Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as brain fever , health authorities . . .

Doctor Shoots Patient in Gunfight

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 12:17 PM

A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his . . .

Healthy Brown Fat Regulates Blood Sugar: Researchers

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 12:12 PM

Studies building the case for brown fat by focusing on its role in metabolism and healthy weight maintenance are rolling . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved