When you have a busy schedule, meal planning can be a real lifesaver. But the key is fully understanding your nutritional needs. Here are 5 steps to help you start developing a meal plan that fits your individual needs.
Who hasn’t had a busy day that leads to your stomach growling as you search for the nearest food? That is when meal planning can be a real lifesaver. You can eat a convenient meal that matches your lifestyle goals. But before you can do so, you must know what your body needs to reach the goals you have in mind. Your Profile Coach can help you understand your personal nutritional needs so you can start to mean plan in a meaningful way.
Here are 5 steps to help you start developing a meal plan that fits your individual needs:
STEP 1: Start A Food Journal
Jot down everything you eat and drink each day in a log or online tracker. You may be surprised at how much food you consume on a daily basis.
STEP 2: Practice Portion Control
When cooking at home, use a food scale to help you create meals in healthy portions.
STEP 3: Restaurants – Know Before You Go
Review what restaurants in your area have to offer so you can make better decisions about where you eat out. Pay special attention to portions, cooking styles and nutrition facts. Many restaurant foods are extremely high in calories because they add sugar, fats and sodium to make food taste better.
STEP 4: See Food Differently
Change the way you look at food. Sit down with a Profile coach and have a chat about how to view food as fuel for your body. Talk about what your body needs versus what your brain wants.
STEP 5: Map Out Your Meals
Meal planning should be the last step in the process, even though it often is flipped to first. After you’ve gone through steps 1-4, you can be much more purposeful with your meal planning, which will help you achieve better results.
Are you ready to start planning and prepping meals that fit your weight loss goals? Click here to book a free, no-obligation one-on-one consultation with a Profile coach today!