This is week 4 – the last week in this weight management series! Of course, that doesn’t mean I will stop sharing weight management advice, but this series was meant to get you started in the right weight management/weight loss direction. I hope it did just that!
If you missed last week, we spoke about why NOT to skip meals.
Did you start implementing some of these strategies and using the printables to organize yourself a little bit? If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry. You can start today!
If you have started then I hope you have made some positive changes! It’s not always easy, I know. Don’t be hard on yourself if you haven’t accomplished as much as you had hoped. Just make progress each day, little by little.
We all get off track from time to time, but the important thing is to stay focused on the big picture and your long-term goals. We’re only human and our diet and lifestyle does not exist in a bubble.
Alright, so let’s get on with it for this week. This week, we are covering how being better prepared for the week can help you eat healthier as well as aid in weight loss/management and save money!
This week’s strategy: Planning ahead —> Meal Planning
When you take the time to figure out your meals for the week ahead of time, you can definitely eat healthier.
TIP: when you meal plan you save time, money AND calories, especially if you cook once and eat two or three times, hint hint. As a result, you can eat out less often this way and have more control over the quality of the ingredients.
Along the lines of meal planning is planning your week. Use the Weekly Meal Planner from Week 3.
When you plan your week in advance, you are not just creating a schedule you are designing your week and your life. When our schedules are too hectic, eating healthy and exercising becomes much more of a challenge.
Take a look at your schedule and commitments and see if there is anything that can be adjusted to allow for more time to spend on tasks that you feel are important to you and your family.
Make it a goal to run your schedule and not have your schedule run you.
What day can you spend a little time to plan out your meals for the week? Get input from your family if needed.
Do you find it harder to eat healthy when you have a hectic week?
Share your challenges and ideas – I’d love to help you conquer your challenges!
Now, you’re going to put all the weeks together and make it happen! Download your Weight Loss Diary now!
Did you get the other printables from Weeks 1-3?
Here’s all the FREE Weight Management Printables Weeks 1-4 in one file.