How to Make and Stick to A Meal Plan
As many first-timers embark on the journey to eating healthy, a meal plan, working out, and overall health and fitness; they face a lot of setbacks and discouragement.
The thing is what works for one person may not work for another. One person’s perfect day may be just the beginning for another.
Especially if you are a beginner, 10 minutes of a workout and sticking to a regular meal schedule is just about, or more than, what you can handle.
Here are some tips on making and sticking to a meal plan for all you beginners:
Make a Plan
Decide ahead of time what you are going to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks throughout the week. You should also leave some room for a guilty pleasure treat at least once a week if you are used to having them once a day or more.
Write it Down
Write down your meal plan – it helps to write this down on a dry-erase board because you can adjust it quickly without making a mess.
Adjust as Necessary
Here is one of the biggest meal plan secrets that many first-timers do not realize, ‘A meal plan does not have to be written in stone!‘
Meaning, you can tweak and adjust according to changes in your schedule, mood changes, and even cravings. A flexible meal plan means you can switch one day’s breakfast with another and you don’t have to worry about feeling guilty at all.
Plans change all the time, life throws us things we can’t prepare for and having a flexible meal plan works wonders for those crazy life-changing kinds of days.