Updated: Jan 3
Can I ask you something? Do you struggle to find the time to eat healthy, find that you’re spending a lot on food each week and that it’s stressful trying to work out what to eat each day?
I hear you!
This is why I want to share with you my most favourite habit!
This one habit takes no time at all and will save you time, money and reduce stress!
What is it you ask? Meal planning of course!
Planning out what you’re going to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner saves you time because you do it once a week vs several times a week.
It reduces stress as you don’t need to worry about what you’re going to eat each meal time as its already organised
…and you save money from not buying groceries several time a week or opt’ing for takeaway as you haven’t had a change to get something organised.
I love the peace of mind that meal planning gives … just knowing that you can set and forget and that you’re eating healthy is a huge weight off your shoulders.
When I say meal planning, I don’t mean meal preparation as this involves making everything in one go for the week (who has time for that?)
… instead its planning out what you’re going to eat for the week.
Meal planning doesn’t need to take a lot of time either, especially when you have a go to list of healthy meal and snack ideas (I teach you how to develop this in the Empowered Healthy Habits Program).
So if you’re new to meal planning or find it hard to get your meals and snacks organised each week here is a quick method to get you started:
Have a think about what you’re going to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have as snacks then write these down in a meal planner or on a piece paper. I always go for a few different snack options, 3 different breakfast options, 7 different lunches and 5-6 different dinners (day 6 & 7 are typically treat nights for us being Friday & Saturday night). Next have a look at what ingredients you have in your fridge and pantry and jot down on a shopping list what grocery items you may need to buy. From there you go out and buy the ingredients all in one shop – you can pop to the shops or do an online order! Lastly, stick the list up on your fridge so you know what you’re going to have for the week.
I like to look at this list each morning and pull out what I need to defrost for dinner and it also helps prep for my breakfast, lunch & snacks the night before. Give it go this weekend, you'll be surprised at how much time and money it will save not to mention reduce stress.
Psst... When you're ready, here are some ways I can help you improve your eating habits and lose those extra kilos, without dieting:
1. Get started with the Weight Loss without Dieting Starter Kit. Create a Personalised Plan tailored to your dietary needs and lifestyle habits and have a simple 5 step system to help with being consistent long term. Click here to find out more
2. If you struggle finding healthy and tasty recipes and lack the time to work out what to eat each day then check out the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Kit. Get started with a 14-Day Meal Plan with shopping list and easy tasty recipes plus a meal planning system that takes just 20 minutes a week. Click here to find out more