Consider diet planning as its a really effective tool in the challenge to stick with your eating plan. Diet planning involves organization of your eating plan from the kinds of foods you will buy at the shop, to determining how many calories you can consume a day, to pre-planning and cooking meals, to anticipating snacks.
Diet planning effectively makes slimming easier, especially in the early weeks, by establishing a routine that you can follow. If you are on top of your diet planning, you will find that you eating plan will be varied and satisfying, as well as being low in calories, which will make you more likely to stick to it.
AT THE SHOP:
Never to shop when you're hungry. If you're hungry it means your energy's low, and you're likely to crave high fat, high sugar foods.
- Make a list at home of the kind of food and the amounts you're going to buy and don't stray from it.
- Think ahead over the week and plan sensible but tasty meals for every night, and make sure when you shop you pick up those ingredients.
Plan and make double portions of healthy meals, so that the leftovers can be frozen and re-heated on a night you feel less like cooking.
- Have healthy snacks at hand. If you can satisfy the craving for something sweet or salty and crunchy in a healthy way, you won't feel deprived and will be less likely to give in to cravings.
Know the nutritional information on a variety of different breakfast options, and plan a different one for each day. If you haven't planned a healthy breakfast, you may be tempted to go for easy foods that your body can turn into fast energy. Instead, plan something nourishing with a slow energy release that will keep you from feeling hungry mid-morning.
- Pack your own lunch. Store bought sandwiches tend to be high in fat.
Just a little bit of forethought can ensure not only that you stick with your eating plan, but that you get satisfaction from the foods you eat.