If you're carrying around too many pounds, it could be partly because your weight cycle is out of whack.
Some of us eat more carefully on the week days and then we splurge on the weekends. A new study suggests what separates the slim from the heavy isn't how much more they gain on weekends, it's how much they lose during the weekdays.
In this study, Dr. Brian Wansink from Cornell University, in collaboration with researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology, looked into the impact that the seven-days-a-week human cycle has on weight.
Scientists say those who lost the most weight started to eat less immediately after the weekend was over and continued that way until Friday.
Weight losers reached week's maximum weight in 59% of cases on Sunday and Monday and week's minimum weight in 60% of cases on Friday or Saturday. Among weight gainers no such a pattern was seen