When I am in the kitchen preparing a meal I think ahead to the next meal and ask myself, "will I be eating this at home?" If the answer is no, then I go ahead and prepare the next meal to take with me - this makes it easy to take my lunch or dinner with me, and doesn't add alot to the prep. time. I work shift work, so this is a handy way to keep on track - try it, it's simple and effective!
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Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week and plan for the week ahead. Think about the meals you will have. Check the weather for exercising. Prepare veggies for the week and portion snack into individual containers. Thinking ahead saves time and money!
1. Join online surveys and take these surveys and build up points. 2. Join reward programs online and again use these rewards for presents. 3. Think ahead after Christmas they have huge sales of items left over . Also Valentines is in February and red is also Christmas so think Valentines day ( Perfumes and gift sets are discounted after Christmas 4. Create a budget for each person you have to buy for and stick to it.
5. Gift cards are always a nice gift. Sometimes restaurants and stores will give you a gift card if you purchase one B1G! these are great. Stores and Banks and almost everywhere has a reward program for customers 6. Trade in your cds dvds and books and your old cell phones and ipods.
Most people think it's bad for you, but here's what it does: It forces you to think ahead of time what you will eat, and then pack it and take it with you. You can't change your mind for something less healthy, you can't go back to the fridge for "just one more" and you're limited to finger foods,
like cold meat strips, cheese sticks, small crackers, veggie strips and small fruits, like berries.
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