I have going out to eat with my friends for lunch any suggest on how to do this without blowing my meal plan The one lady does not get to go out only when we take her as she does not drive any more so she always want to eat out and really enjoys that I think it is the only real meal she has all week
I think an important thing for me is to plan out the meals for the entire week ahead of time, so I can make sure that I get everything I need from the store and know exactly what I'll be cooking each day. If I don't plan then we end up eating out a lot. I also love my crock pots and have used them so much over the past few months because I can throw something in there in the morning and I don't have to be home to keep an eye on it.
I get myself all sorted then my plans go awry. So I will be doing another menu and sticking to it. And even if I go on hols I will try to do the same. There's noone left to blame but me and my lack of discipline. So here's starting again I can't count the number of times I've returned to start.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! The crock pot is definitely a friend a my house. Our go to crock pot meal is chicken and dumplings, very tasty. Guess I will just have to start making more meals ahead of time and keeping the in the fridge. We were doing that for a while but I just got lazy.
Haven't gone out to eat except once in 90 days. Went over to a friend's home for diner. That was the evening I changed my mind about disliking Talapia. Now I marinate it in a calorie free Asian dressing (by Walden Farms) and extra spices. It is wonderful and very low in calories! Yay!
I once worked with a person who used to make his meals in the evening AFTER he had eated supper. He would plate and cover it, put in the fridge and that is what he would eat the next night. .... Just an idea....
If you only have a few longer days per week, then you can plan for simpler meals or maybe a crockpot meal those days. That is what I do. IE my long exercise day where I am dead tired is always frozen pizza night, and once a week doing that isn't bad in my book. I just limit myself to two slices. Other longer nights is simple pasta and meatballs. I buy frozen precooked meatballs.
On days I have more time, I make a bit more involved meals.
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Hi! Yes, I get it! It is hard to cook when you get home from a long day at work. I am a preschool teacher and have 12 2-year-olds in my class. When I am off work I want to sit in silence and do nothing!
Here is what I do. One day on the weekend usually Sunday I do batch cooking. I pick a few recipes that I can prepare, portion out into containers and freeze. I bake a healthy lasagna, tuna bake, soups. I'll cook the spicy turkey meatloaf from the cookbook and freeze those up. Roast a chicken, then make wraps, sandwiches, salad. This works for me. I have no excuse to go thru the drive thru because there are quick meals sitting in my freezer. I also use this food to pack my cooler for lunches.
I will also pick up some of the EatWell meals from fresh and easy they taste great and only cost two bucks add a salad and a piece of fruit and I'm good to go.
OH and if I have to eat out I choose SubWay because it's healthy and safe.
Anyway I hope that helps. It takes time to eat healthy and it's expensive. But since I have been doing it I feel so much better.
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Fitness Minutes: (19,341) Posts: 397 8/17/12 9:06 A
Since I have bought the SP cook book, I have been doing a lot better with not eating out as much and cooking healthier meals. However, lately I found that when I get home from work I am just too tired to cook. So we have been eating out a bit more lately and unfortunately this has made my weight loss come to a stand still. How do you find the motivation to cook after a long day at work? I would love insight from anyone!
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