Tracy, I like your idea of putting the menu on the fridge. Normally, I am a good planner (like packing lists when we go on vacation) but meal planning seems so tedious to me. And so frustrating when I do do it, but get to the grocery store and find they don't have ground turkey that day, or whatever, or that the fish isn't on sale or whatever. Something is always going wrong!
We've all been in your spot. Start slow like you are, ease into things that way you are more likely to stick with it. I, for the most have for the last 5 or so years have made dinners clean. Breakfast and lunch....not so clean.
I've only been doing this type of cooking for 2 weeks....(breakfast,lunch and snacks)I'm very pleased with how things are going. Cravings are getting less and less. I'm staying within my calorie limit...sometimes even less than what I should be at but I'm finding myself fuller on less food!! I still have to have a piece of chocolate but I make sure its atleast 70% dark and i find that one square does satisfy me and not the 3 squares (or more) that I woudl eat before.
I could not survive without my crockpot!! I LOVE, LOVE my crockpot. I need a 2nd one but then I run into the problem of where would the 2nd one go??!?!
My only suggestion for you...you have to get into the habit of planning. I know you said you hated planning so did I. I started planning meals probably 2 yrs ago (just dinners) now I'm planning everything right down to mid-morning snack to mid-afternoon snack. I'm thankful that I atleast had some planning under my belt cause it was a bit easier to take it a couple steps further.
My menu hangs on the refrig and it goes up on Sunday nights and this past MOnday I forgot to get it up on the refrig. My youngest daughter (8yrs)about flipped out cause the menu wasn't hanging up!LOL I think I've created someone anal when it comes to lists. It was kinda of funny. She said she likes knowing what will be for dinner ahead of time that way she can ask for something different LOL doesn't always work with me though!!
I wish you the best of luck with this new syle of eating....there's anoter thread here about challenging yourself to clean out your cabinets and getting rid of the processed stuff, very interesting thread and very motivating you should take a look!
best of luck Tracy
Tracy~~Independent Beach Body Coach Grand Blanc, Mi "You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face." Gatorade
Hi everyone. I'm a lazy carbaholic who hates to meal plan and relies on convenience food too often. I find myself at the grocery store about every other day, late in the day, picking up something that doesn't take too long to cook. Bad bad habits. Drives my husband nuts.
I recently bought Tosca's cookbook. I'm going to ease into this. The only thing I've made so far is the grapefruit-orange salsa that I served with fish.
The price of fresh fruit and veggies in the winter makes me cringe!
One of my challenges is what to eat for dinner on the nights that we go to the gym and don't get home until 7:30 or 8pm. We make a protein shake... and then usually nuke some frozen dinners. I want to stop this!
I got a slow cooker for Christmas but haven't used it yet. I'm hoping to find some clean, low fat meals I can do in the slow cooker. That just might be my answer to the dinner-after-the-gym problem.
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