A perfectly executed, well- planned meal is the secret weapon to attaining most, if not all, of your fitness goals. One of the things we hear the most is how people ultimately want to develop a well-toned and perfectly healthy body. The reality is, we live in a pretty fitness-obsessed world and meal planning is about as normal as putting on socks. The question then becomes, are you really meal planning are just “looking” like you are meal planning?
We all know that person that is highlighting the cute little meal prep containers they just purchased, or the smoothies they just prepped in their aqua blue mason jars and although it looks cute the continuous execution in order to adapt a genuine lifestyle change often times falls flat.
Weekly meal planning can significantly improve the nutrition value of your diet, help you manage your food intake, make you accountable and the best part is that it WILL save you money in the long run! We can’t say that we know anyone that does not want to have healthier food in their own lifestyle or especially in their family’s diet. The “wanting” falls short mostly due to time being the culprit. Let’s face it - everyday life is busy. The question then becomes how can we make time to prepare healthy meals despite all of the things that the week may throw at us? We’re here to help!
While Brit is pretty much the expert in this arena, I've followed her advice and I've seen significant changes in my overall habits. So, without further adieu, here three ways we're maximizing our meal plan strategy - P.S. you'll get your meal plan reward at the end! Yes, we are rewarding you for making the conscious effort to get on track and actually Live YOUR Fit!
Establish A Meal Planning Routine
Writing down your meals can help you establish a routine. For example, Brit spends an hour each Saturday reviewing the contents of her refrigerator and pantry and drawing up a meal plan for the week to come. Now for the most part we try to reserve Sundays as a day of rest and family time, but taking just one to two hours to execute the plan that you create and shop for the day before can be a form of motivationand help to start of the week on an organized high.
So what do you guys think?! Are you ready to try out this meal planning thing? Well, in an effort to get you started we are hooking you guys up with a free meal planning template! All you have to do is download, print, and plan! We really, really want you guys to be great!