No empty fridges. I know a lot of us shop and prep for the week but a lot of the time Saturday and Sunday aren’t accounted for. Make sure when you shop you have all the essentials to get you through the whole week and weekend until you shop again. This will allow you to continue to eat the same healthy foods you’ve been eating all week instead of going out and grabbing something quick.
Save your cheat meal for the weekend. If you are someone that plans a cheat meal or two a week, save it for when you know you’ll be out at a restaurant, birthday party, etc. As far as cheat meals go, I always tell my clients: If you look back at your week and can say you’ve been at least 80% true to your diet/macros, then a cheat meal is totally fine. BUT if you look back at your week and realize you had 2 pieces of pizza on Monday, went out for froyo on Wednesday and had 3 beers on Thursday, it’s probably a better idea to skip the cheat that week.
Get your workouts in. I know oftentimes people plan to take their rest days on Saturday and Sunday, but I don’t necessarily think that’s always the best option. Instead, take a day or two off during the week and use the extra time you have on the weekends to crush your workouts. Most people tend to stick more closely to their diets if they’ve already worked out that day– so use the weekends to your advantage.
Plan ahead. If you know you’re going out to a certain restaurant on Saturday night take a look at the menu before hand and pull up the nutrition facts. Decide what will fit into your macros and what you want to splurge on. If you’re going to have the burger, skip the beer. If you’re going for a couple glasses of red, skip dessert. It’s all about balance!