Simple Steps to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

by Pete Genot on July 13, 2010 · 4 comments

By Pete Genot

Looking for some simple steps to avoid weekend weight gain? The video below has the 5 steps that I used recently to avoid weight gain on vacation.

A couple of weeks ago, we took a trip to Potosi, WI, for my wife’s family reunion. She comes from a very large Italian family, so I knew we would be eating tons of delicious food and drinking lots of wine.  I didn’t want to limit myself…but I also didn’t want to gain a bunch of weight either.

I have been working hard to lose fat and build muscle, and I didn’t want one long weekend of over-indulgence to slow my progress. Check out the video below to see what happened…

About the Author: Health Advocate Pete Genot is the Founder and Editor of The Healthy Minute.  He is a former college athlete with nearly 25 years of health and fitness experience.  He emphasizes maintaining optimal health through a balance of nutrition, exercise and personal growth. Click HERE to subscribe to The Healthy Minute.  If you’re on Facebook, you can also become Pete’s Facebook Friend.

Editor’s Comments:

I have been using the tricks in this video pretty much all summer to maintain my current weight and body fat percentage.

They worked great for the Family Reunion, as well as over the 4th of July Holiday weekend.

In fact, I’m at a business conference in Florida this week and I prepared for it with several days of “light” eating and intermittent fasting using the protocols from Brad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eat program.

If you want to learn more about Eat Stop Eat and why it’s been so effective for me, click the image below to check out Brad’s website:

Eat Stop Eat

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bret July 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

This was pretty solid – nice lead – nice info!

2 Pete July 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Thanks Bret…I appreciate your feedback. The best thing is that intermittent fasting really works! I used it before and after the 5 Days conference…and you know how much I ate and drank at The Bourbon restaurant…and I only gain 1/2 pound that entire week. It’s crazy! Give it a try sometime.

3 Clint @ Crude Fitness August 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm

My first ‘fast’ is tomorrow… im guessing it’s going to be a toughy.
Glad to hear Eat-stop-eat is living up to the hype!


4 Pete August 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Hey Clint,

Yeah…they can be tough at first. If you can’t make it a whole day, try eating breakfast and then fasting until dinner. Do that once or twice per week until you get used to it. Then kick it up a notch by eating breakfast, and then not eating again until breakfast the next day. This is a full 24-hour fast. Again, do this once or twice per week until your body gets used to it. At that point you’re ready to try a 36-hour fast. So, say for example your last meal was dinner today (Monday), then you don’t eat again until breakfast on Wednesday. I can manage a 36-hour fast every now and again, but I usually just stick to the 24-hour ones…they are just easier for me. What’s really cool is the more your body gets used to fasting, the easier it becomes and less you actually have to eat.

Eat STOP Eat ROCKS…and is definitely my favorite “diet” book.

Good luck with the fast and let me know how it works for you!

Best wishes,


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