Start out slow....
Don't think beyond the week.
If you want to, just make a plan for three days out of the week as a starting point.
Make a column for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks
Think about what your schedule is like for the week.
Think in terms of lean proteins/fruits/veggies/whole grains/healthy fats.
What do you want to have for breakfast?
Eggs, cereal, etc.
What do you want to have for lunch?
A salad one day, a sandwich the next, soup the next, etc.
What do you want to have for dinner?
Chicken/veggies, a convenience frozen meal the next, etc.
What do you want for snacks?
Yogurt, an orange, tuna and crackers, etc.
Think how you can structure your meals.
Eggs for breakfast and also have a veggie omelet for dinner one night.
A tuna fish sandwich for lunch and also tuna and crackers for a snack another day.
It really comes down to - you know what you like and what your lifestyle is.
Planning needs to be structured to how your week is and what you have a taste for.
You'll be scratching things out and adding things to the list until you have a week which will work for you.
Then you'll be ready for grocery shopping.
One advantage is, since you stated you're single - you only have to please yourself.
I always suggest to people, go to the store first to do some reconnaissance. You're not there to buy anything just walk around with pencil and paper to take notes. Take the time to look at the labels to help you make good choices. Stake out the produce section - just see what's out there.
Good luck in your planning...you can do this.
(Round Three) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/03/13.
(Round Two) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 10/19/2012
(Round One) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/21/2012.
Virtual 5K Walk/Run 10/28/12 - 41:10
Virtual 5K Walk/Run 7/29/12 - 44:03
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