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Sunday, March 03, 2013

JEEEZ. I am enjoying my Spark challenges; the educational, fun, and goal platform of our program. And I have lost 18# since joining in Dec 2012. But, planning my daily meals is always a task that adds stress to my day. I have learned to keep nutritional items on-hand, like lowfat Swiss Cheese from Whole Foods along with Walnuts and Almonds. I have veges on hand and like a cucumber salad or a Avocado on hand for healthy fat.
But my bottom line is the daily planning of nutrition. Most days I have to plan my nutrition one day at a time because my personal and work schedule can change from day to day. Some days I like to get in a low-carb 'day' to lower my Glucose (TypeII). And even though I am enjoying my Spark program (and all the inspiration from our other Spark brothers and sisters) my nutrition is a DAILY CHALLENGE.
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    Something to think about...maybe have a "go to" plan for days taht you just don't have time to figure out what to make. That means that you could have at least 1-2 meals planned as a fall back plan for each common scenario you encounter each week.

    Personally I plan mine for a week at a time but I never end up eating them in the order I plan to. Things always pop up and plans change so I just bump a different planned meal up to that day instead and then plan on making the other one the next day.

    Being adaptable is something that has really helped me stick to it this time. It can be stressful trying to figure out what you can have when you're in a pinch and for me that generally turns into bad eating.

    Good luck!!
    1932 days ago
    I find meal planning a challenge as well. One thing that helps me is to chop a bunch of veggies when I buy them, so stir fries and such are easier for supper. And I always cook more than one meal's worth of food to use leftovers for lunches or other meals.

    Meal planning can make a huge difference in your glucose levels, and I think you're on the right track!
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    1932 days ago
    Good job and the weight loss.
    Meal planning for me is the hardest. We are so busy, all the time, running around. But at least having the foods, in the house, is huge. Just don't want too long to eat, and having good in the house, really helps. Keep up the good work
    1932 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1932 days ago
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