I am trying to drop 15 lbs and struggling with portion control. I was on Jenny Craig earlier this year but got tired of eating processed foods all the time as well as the expense. Plus, I actually enjoy cooking... usually to me microwaved meals (even "natural" ones) are only when I'm in a pinch for a lunch to take to work.
I usually don't follow meal plans because they sound unappetizing to me, but I thought I'd give it a shot because I am so terrible at portion control. I found one in an Oxygen Fat Loss special issue from December or January that looked ok, but when I made my shopping list, it seemed really wasteful to me! For example, I had to buy a loaf of bread, some rolls, a package of english muffins, and a package of pitas. Most of these items would only use a few, meaning the rest would go to waste or be frozen. Same with produce, there was a cup of asparagus (a bunch would probably make 3 cups I'm thinking) and a cup of green beans - same problem. I live by myself and just don't want to purchase all that food if most of it won't be used!
Any suggestions or meal plans that have worked for you? I'm not a picky eater but don't really want to add supplements to my food (such as bee pollen or protein powder as in Eat Clean). I just want a nice, normal, simple menu plan. No real dietary restrictions except red meat. I don't want to eat the same things over and over again but am ok with creative ways to use the same foods or leftovers.
Looking forward to your ideas!
Calgary, AB, Canada
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