Healthy Meal Plans
Getting healthier is an incredible journey to undertake. You have to completely rewire your habits and preferences to fit your goals which can oftentimes be quite the task. Most of us decide to lose some weight after the holidays. Some of you may have decided to exercise morein the New Year, which is always a good idea. Others may have decided to eat better.
One way to really jumpstart weight loss in a healthy, body-friendly way is to meal plan. Simply choosing your meals for the week and prepping/planning the dishes early on will not only help ensure you are getting nutritious foods during every single meal, but also helps curb those impulse fast food trips. This small change can really amp up your results and help keep your fitness journey right on track!
One of the best ways to get started meal planning is to simply look for recipes. Looking around on sites like Pinterest will give you a plethora of ideas for meals that are both healthy and tasty. Save any recipe you think sounds appealing and commit to choosing a few each week to purchase ingredients for. Most meal planners will choose one day, often times Sunday, to prep their meals for the coming work week. In doing this, they can easily label each dish and simply grab the correct box as they walk out of the door, streamlining their diet monitoring process.
Some people even go so far as to create a weekly spreadsheet or checklist. Each meal must fit their decided upon guidelines in order to complete the list or fill in the sheet, helping them ensure they are consuming a healthy amount of protein, fruits, veggies, and other vital foods. Personal planners also make great meal trackers, as do apps like MyFitnessPal, which track your calories alongside your intake of various dietary vitamins and compounds, such as sodium, sugar, and carbohydrates. Forming a plan will make your entire diet and exercise regime incredibly simplified, setting you up for success!
Written by Taylor Dispari
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