FC Week 9: My Favorite Meal Plan Strategy

by Anna D

Hello Transformers,

We all live busy lifestyles. We really can’t change much about that. But, one of the things that we do have control over is how we adapt to our busy lifestyles and still stay on track with our fitness goals.

In this video, I will explain my shortcut to staying on track with your nutrition no matter how busy you are. Click “play” below:

Last week’s challenge will help you this week as you search for new recipes to try. You can access that post here: Waist Trimming Recipes. When you try this strategy and you are only preparing 2 meals or entrees, you might have to double the recipe if you are planning eat the same thing more than once.

This meal planning strategy works especially well when you are on-the-go all the time. In addition, you save money and calories by not having to give in on impulsive buys at the vending machine or fast food place. It’s a win-win overall.

Lastly, it might feel like a lot of work doing this preparation but the most it will take you is probably 3 hours. Once you get the habit down and you develop a nice system, you will be saving a ton of time during planning and during the week.

This is a great time to experiment with your food choices as well and you will be amazed at the new flavors you can experience while doing this challenge. So, pick at least 2-3 recipes this week and tell us how you plan on implementing this challenge in the comments section below.

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jessica frame May 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

This is great! I actually have been doing this for a while now and it is a huge time saver in my week. Tupperware is the best invention ever! What I like to do is grill or slow-cook a bunch of chicken breasts in lemon, garlic, and rosemary. I slice it up and save in a tupperware container. Then chop up all my desired veggies (cucumber, tomato, avocado-later.) and put them in separate containers. When it’s time to go to work, I take a little bit from each and combine them with lettuce to have a chicken salad for later. Keep the dressing separate until meal time so you won’t have a soggy salad:) If you don’t want to have a chicken salad every day for lunch, you can steam some veggies the night before (like brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans…), and just nuke them in the microwave with the chicken the next day. Its just as good as if it were just prepared!! I hope you all have fun pre-making your meals!!:)

Anna D May 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

This is exactly what I’m talking about in the post, Jessica!

Thanks for stopping by.


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