Our expert says:
I understand perfectly what kind of problem you face - on the one hand you don't want to sabotage your diet, but on the other hand there is the social aspect of disappointing your dear parents. So what you are going to do is the following: 1) You are going to relax and enjoy the weekend with your parents (stressing produces a hormone called cortisol that can cause weight gain!) 2) You are going to eat Moderate portions of the lovely food your Mom will be making and refuse second helpings in a pleasant way 3) You are not going to drink any alcohol (you say 29 kJ per gram that you don't drink!) - have sugar-free drinks or soda water instead 4) You are going to go for a long walk every day hopefully with your parents if possible. Then when you get back after the weekend you are just going to stick to your balanced diet (don't try starving yourself), but do 15 min of extra exercise each day (so if you were doing 30 min a day, up it to 45 min/day for one week or so).
Enjoy your weekend, parents are special and one should always make them feel loved and appreciated.
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