I’m just a guy who has to go to work every day but still wants to eat right. I make all the meals I can and this is how I do it. Before I go to work, while I’m having coffee, I plan dinner. If there’s something in the freezer I need I’ll take it out and put it in the refrigerator. Normally, so I remember I always write down the menu and take it with me. If you’re organized enough to do this a day or two ahead then if you’re missing anything from the menu you’ll have time to pick it up. If you learn to stick to the planned menus then you can actually save money on food. It means a few more trips to the store, but the inventory of groceries around the house will start to shrink. This is a good thing and yes the kids need snacks, but this will give you the opportunity to make some healthy choices. When you wait until the last-minute to shop, you don’t have time to make the proper choices, you end up buying anything just to get out quick. I wish I could count the times I nearly got run over going to the checkout line.
Fruit is a great snack food, it has sugar but its good sugar, its natural sugar. It’s all the processed foods that are causing our health problems. Try to avoid processed food. I saw something on the Today Show a while back, a health guru was talking about the six meals a day plan I talked about in an earlier post. Maybe some of you thought I was crazy, but it’s true. Never skip breakfast, but be careful that you’re eating the right thing. Eggs are great, but only one yolk, the rest whites. toast is good, but not white bread or bagels, it’s just empty calories, and fruit is good. It’s very important to eat but eat good food and avoid food that doesn’t have nutrition. Get something for your food dollar. Go back and review earlier posts where I discuss the six meal plan. It won’t hurt to read it over again. There’s a lot of truth in that post. Remember you’re not eating to fill your stomach with things that taste good, you’re eating to give your body enough nutrition which will create energy until you eat again.
The six meal a day plan is based on the idea that every time you eat you only eat a small amount and then you eat again every two hours. So you’re eating something small about 300 calories, six times a day or about 1800 calories a day. I do this now as a way to maintain my weight, so it does work. It’s proven that a large meal and I don’t mean a Holiday meal, I mean the size meal you would get at a sit-down restaurant. You might not count those calories but most of those restaurants serve about 1500 or 2000 calories per meal if you eat the whole meal.
When you’re on your weight loss journey, try to make your own meals. The idea is to know what you’re eating.
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