I don't know how many times I have read that ones of the things you can do to aid yourself in the road to lose weight, get fit, and lead a healthier life is to plan your meals ahead of time.
Last week I picked up a weekly meal organizer over at Target. I had already eyed it on a previous visit, but decided not to get it at that particular moment. When I saw it once again last week I knew I had to get it. It cost me between $8.00 -$9.00 (I cleared out my wallet yesterday and threw out the receipt because I knew I was not going to return anything).
|Sample lunch plans and menu that came written on the plastic that was on top off the planning board.|
|The set also includes a shopping list note pad. It could also be used as a to-do list. I love making lists, so this note pad has come in extremely handy.|
|It comes with a black erase off marker so you can write down your weekly menu. The next week you just take your marker and use the integrated cap sponge eraser to clean off the board. You can also use a soft tissue and erase the board clean.|
Planning your meals ahead of time gives you an idea of what items you really need to pick up at the supermarket as opposed to just grabbing whatever you feel like in the moment. Writing down your meals or what you have planned to do for lunch & dinner also helps you visualize how much you are eating and how nutritious or not your food is. I've also found that writing down the menu of the week can make others look forward to eating your food-sort of like at a restaurant.
What are your thoughts on planning meals ahead of time?
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