Staying creative with your healthy meal plans can keep you from falling off track and resorting to eating unhealthy food!
Figure out what works for you!
If you don’t have time to prepare meals during the week than find a day where you can set a side a couple hours to meal prep for the week. Figure out what meals you want to eat that week and all the ingredients you will need to prepare them so that you can make one quick shopping trip and get your meals prepped quickly.
If you can take the time to prepare each meal during the week than you can skip the meal prep part but still write out your meals to make your shopping trip easier for you. If I don’t have my list made of all the ingredients for the meals I want to make for my week of healthy eating I get home from the grocery store with a bunch of healthy ingredients that don’t necessarily go together to make a meal.
I like to buy some meal options like ready made salads or wraps for those days where things get crazy and I have to run out the door and don’t have time to prep my meal like I thought I would. I can easily grab a healthy meal that is all ready to go and I also don’t have to choose between working out or eating healthy because my meal is done so I can still squeeze in that quick workout.
Eating a lot of healthy food defeats the purpose of eating healthy! Yes all the food going into your body is better for you but there is such a thing as ” too much of a good thing.” Eating tons of food regardless of how good it is for you is going to make you tired and lazy for the rest of the day. You should eat 3 meals a day and then have 2 snacks a day to sustain you until your next meal time and prevent your body from going into starvation mode and overeating at your next meal. If you snack between meals you never get to that starving point and are able to eat a healthy proportioned meal!
Another option, which I prefer right now since I am breastfeeding, is eating 5 small meals daily. This helps keep up my energy and caloric intake I need to feed my little one each day! Breastfeeding is like a daily workout in itself, helping you burn up to 500 calories a day, and boy does it make you hungry! I have also found that by keeping myself from getting hungry I am able to curb my unhealthy nursing cravings which for me is chocolate😁!
The more you eat healthy, the more you will crave healthy food as opposed to the unhealthy counterpart.
Crystal | Fit Mama