When many people go on diets, they eat as healthy as they can during the week and then treat themselves on the weekend and wonder why they aren't losing weight. The problem with this is that you can easily go overboard in just one day without realizing it, which end up hurting your weight loss efforts.

People tend to eat around 1200 calories per day while on a diet. With this calorie reduction, many people don't have a problem losing weight. When you throw in a bottle of wine, dessert, and high-calorie meals on the weekends, you probably won't see the weight loss results you're hoping for. The picture below, taken from equalution's Instagram, shows how a few bad choices on the weekend, can result in a crazy amount of calories.

Even though you may be counting calories all week to keep your diet "on track", you need to be careful that you don't completely sabotage your efforts by splurging on the weekends. If you eat 1200 calories per day, Monday through Friday, and then eat 7000 calories on Saturday and Sunday, you daily average increases to 1850 calories. Those two days could be the reason you're not losing weight.

The best way to lose weight is to stick to a diet 100%. You're not going to be happy with your results if you don't go all in. The Smart for Life diet has successfully helped thousands of people. You will see the results you're hoping for if you stick to the guidelines and don't give up. Click here to learn how you can reach your goal weight with Smart for Life.  

*Remember to consult with your health care professional when starting any new diet.