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Make a budget, menu plan, and grocery list and stick to it. #Note2Self
If SP's suggested meals don't work for you, there are several online tools or downloadable forms that you can use to help you plan healthier meals. If you're using a PC, you can also try Microsoft Works.
I created a grocery list form that has columns to list items that are grouped together in different parts of the grocery store (dry goods,meats,produce,frozen foods,cleaning supplies,pharmacy,other). Add items as you think of them. Menus on other side. When shopping menus can be updated as needed.
The menu is also a form that I print every week on the other side of a blank grocery list form. The menu has 4 columns (breakfast, dinner,snacks2go, snacks-at-home) and list all available food items & WW pts in these categories. A smaller section on the bottom lists ideas for next week's menus.
To stay on a healhty eating track, I plan my own menus and make up my grocery list during the week. On Saturday I go shopping with my list and menu and stick with the healthy foods I have planned for the week. By having these with me I stay on track at the store and stay away from the junk food.
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