Have you been trying to lose weight? Do you feel it is too difficult to maintain healthy cooking habits during the busy workweek? Meal planning and food preparation before the week has begun are two easy ways to achieve healthy food choices and be happy with the results.
Meal planning is clearly defined as organizing what you will cook and serve for a certain period of time, typically a week or a couple of days. The reasoning behind this strategy is to support reaching your nutritional goals, assist you to save money and ultimately save you time during the busy week when you are under pressure and can’t think of what to make.
One great way to assist with meal planning is food preparation. Preparing portions or your whole meal ahead of time is a great way to save time and stress when you are in a crunch. Laying the groundwork for your weekly meals keeps you on track with weight loss goals and guarantees that your body is getting the proper nutrients.
These planning steps are two great ways to keep track of what you are eating and create your very own food journal by recording your food choices. This information can help you analyze and evaluate your meals ahead of time, facilitate you to make adjustments you deem necessary, and provide a program to prevent overeating.
A food journal makes you responsible for what you are putting into your body. By making you accountable for the good or bad choices you make it can help highlight healthy or unhealthy eating habits.
Utilizing meal planning, food prep and food journaling will help you with weight loss goals and create a healthier lifestyle. Good luck!
Tess Zasuwa | Health Solution Intern