Agree w/ the meal planning suggestion. Honestly, if I didn't meal plan, I don't think I would have lost the weight. I'm not good at thinking up of meals on the fly but if I sit down once a week to plan it out, I end up eating great food because I took the time to plan it. And, while I plan I put things into my tracker, so that saves me time by not having to track every day. When the day comes, everything is already entered so all I have to do is tweak things if needed.
Also, by having a plan, you can do some of the prep work ahead of time. Like, for example, I'm picking up my boyfriend at the airport this evening, we probably won't get home til close to 8pm. On an evening like this it would be easier to pick up a pizza or swing by a fast food place on the way home, right? Well, because I planned ahead, I planned out a stir fry, which cooks quickly, and last night (while I was also prepping last night's dinner) I mixed up the sauce and chopped up the veggies. So, when we get home I can get to cooking and dinner will be ready in probably 10-15 minutes... about the same amount of time as it takes to sit in a drive through! You can even do it on the weekend... just spend 30 minutes or an hour prepping everything for the week ahead. Plus, since the stir fry makes 4 servings, my lunch for tomorrow will already be ready to go, so I just have the grab the container from the fridge in the morning before heading to work.
You also don't need to plan a specific meal for each day. Maybe plan out 5 meals and prep everything on the weekend, then you can pick what you want to eat each day.
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 7/11/2013 (11:52)
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