Winter Weight Struggle to Lose Those Unwanted Pounds

So many of us struggle with our weight, now there's a method to shed pounds and even cheat a little.
3:00 | 02/08/14

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constant struggle to balance your weight some well deserved fun on the weekend. Now come worlds, eat what you want on the weekend, if you make up for it during the week. ABC's Linzie Janis has us all listening tonight. Reporter: For most of us, the weekend is a time to splurge on our favorite foods, leaving us feeling guilty when we see that uptick on the scale Monday morning. But in a surprising twist, researchers say, don't worry about it. Most of us lose that extra weight during the week. Dr. Brian Wansing co-authored the study. Weekdays lend themselves to weight loss because they're much more patterned. Reporter: That's why, according to the research, the majority of people weigh the least on Friday morning and the most on Monday morning. If I'd like to lose weight, what should I take away from this study? If you want to lose weight, don't focus on what happens over the weekends as much as what happens during the week because it is over the weekdays, Monday through Friday, where weight loss really occurs. Reporter: Nutritionists we spoke to say if you want to maximize your weight loss during the week, follow these three steps. Limit the amount you eat out. We're less likely to make healthy choice at restaurants and certain foods on the menu contain a lot of salt. Eat every four to five hours to control your appetite. And, eat protein and fiber at every meal. They make you feel full with fewer calories. Dietitians also say that by allowing for a break on the weekends you'll feel less restricted and more likely to stick with your eating plan and maintain that weight loss. I plan to give it a try. This weekend. Let's have some fun. All right, when we come back here on "World news," what Kelly

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