Sunday, October 28, 2007

Map Out Your Meals

Step 2 in the Busy Mom Diet Makeover

It is time to break the habit of grabbing whatever is available and appealing because you did not make the time to plan ahead.

Planning out your meals simply means you must answer the question: "What am I going to Eat?"

Successful planning can be achieved when you designate a TIME to sit down and choose what you will eat for the next 3 to 7 days. For best results, choose a time when your schedule is less hectic – on the weekend, the night before or for those early risers…first thing in the morning.

Still unsure? Choose to make the most of the times when you find that you are waiting - instead of grabbing a magazine to read or chatting on your cell phone to pass the time, pull out a notepad and make a list of meal ideas.

Keep it simple and balanced by organizing your meal ideas according to your favorite Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack combinations. Choose a variety whole, natural foods - proteins, fruits and veggies and whole grain items.

Use your daily schedule to designate meals times. Begin with breakfast and from that time count forward every 3 to 3 ½ hours. Based on where you are and what you are doing, choose which meal combination fits best into your schedule.

This is a significant step for you have now created a mindfulness of what you need to eat and when. Don't expect to be perfect - allow for flexibility and spontaneity.

Our lives are busy - Creating an automated eating plan is the easiest way to stay in control, stay energized and accelerate fat loss.

1 comment:

ailene said...

Hmmm... will there be another post on planning for leftovers? I never know how much leftovers I will have.