If you want to lose weight, you should plan your every day meals. As for me, it is a daunting task. I just do not have time to plan my every day meal and cooking every day is something that seems unrealistic to me. I always used to cook my meal in bulk, in advance for the whole week. Keep on reading this article and you will get to know some useful ideas that will simplify your life.
Make a Plan
Allot some time to plan out your meal, what you are going to eat, at least in general, during the next week. You can choose to use the circular from your favourite healthy food shop. It will show you how to change your menu from week to week and do not empty your pocket.
Think over how much foods you need to cook your main meals. If dinner is that drive you crazy, make a soup or chilli that can sit in the freezer until the right day. When it comes to a breakfast that you will never seem to have enough time to cook, make a big pot of cut oats and eat them for mornings or you can also make some burritos to take with you to eat on your way.
Use Your Weekend
Actually it does not matter if your weekend will fall on Tuesday, Sunday or Saturday, plan your meals in advance wisely. With a little arrangement you can make a selection of staples that can be used for several days in a matter of a few hours. This will give you healthy options that you can take fast, you can save lots of money and you can consider eating out when you feel tired and lack of time later in the week.
Wash and chop all fresh vegetables that you consider you will want for the next couples of days. Crisp vegetables like celery, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower will last for longer time. You can wash and wrap salad greens in a paper before packing.
Prepare chicken breasts, boiled eggs and fish that you would like to eat cold and even some such things like crusttless, quiches, frittatas and breakfast burritos prepared on spelt tortillas, all well freeze.
Cooking Reduces Cravings
One of the advantages of planning your meals in advance, or at least pretasting them means that you will not peep up in the fridge when you are hungry, resisting temptation. Especially in the starting of any eating plan, cravings are really a challenge for anybody. If you know what you have prepared for a supper today, you will not have to be concerned of it any more. All that you need is defrosting it.
Now, sometimes you will be confronted with an unexpected situation and yield to temptation. The next step you choose yourself.