Health Watch -- Food: Weekend Indulgence

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This week on Health Watch, we've been talking about food — what you should be eating and how you can fit nutrition into your life. If you try to be good about your diet during the week, are you falling off the wagon on the weekends?

Bernadette Latson, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, says it's OK to splurge a little on the weekend, but that means having a nice dinner out instead of forgetting about your diet entirely. A lot of people start celebrating the weekend at lunch on Friday, which means you're essentially being "naughty" for nearly half a week.

Instead of indulging all weekend, she suggests cooking a nice dinner on Saturday night. Cooking is a good way to socialize, and you can also have food left over from a big weekend meal to eat throughout the week.


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March 2006

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