One of the things that makes a huge difference when trying to succeed on a diet is PLANNING.
That is DIFFERENT to FOOD PREPPING.
Food prepping is great, IF you can do it and have time, most people don’t, and a lot of people don’t even feel comfortable in a kitchen, so to spend a couple of hours in there banging several dishes out is a big ask.
REMEMBER: Food prepping IS NOT NEEDED to succeed at a diet. It’s main strength is that it creates a PLAN, something to follow and it means that when you get in you don’t have to THINK too much.
SO THE NEXT BEST THING is this…..
Start with breakfasts. Work out how many allowances or calories you want to allocate for this meal…
Then work out 4 or 5 different meal combinations that FIT those calories or allowances and write it down. It may look like this
2 Medium Boiled Eggs
60g Smoked Salmon
McDonalds Medium Skinny Latte
200ml Skimmed Milk
300ml orange Juice
So you would work out allowances or calories for 4 or 5 different breakfast options that you like to eat, write them all down, then YOU KNOW that whichever option you choose they are all (for example) 5 allowances or X amount of calories (try to make them ALL the same)
Then you don’t need to be working all this out again each time.
Then repeat for lunches
This means that you don’t have to be individually working out calories or allowances each meal time as you have a catalogue of ready worked out meals to draw upon, making it quick, simple and easy.
If you like this idea, and believe me it works, spend a little time this weekend to make this happen, think about the foods you like to eat, set yourself an allowance/calorie goal for each individual meal time, and go into next week with a plan!