For weight loss to be permanent it must be part of an overall lifestyle change. It needs to incorporate all aspects of consumption, including meal prepping, grocery shopping, meal choices and meal-making. One thing that helps any sort of lifestyle change is habit. So, making a routine out of normal meal prepping and food shopping is wise. Two veteran enemies of losing weight are boredom with food choices and choices that lack nutrition, creating a hole in the body’s nutrient-needs. These two enemies can be thwarted by keeping food choices varied and interesting. Allowing for a wide array of proteins, complex carbs, fruits and veggies, should allow for a high quantity of all micro and macro nutrients in the diet. Whenever possible use lower carb veggie-based alternatives for pasta meals and pizzas. Protein heavy meals can always benefit from an inclusion of veggie or fruit sides. Grain bowls, salads and soups are great, low-calorie, high-nutrient options. Soups can even be made ahead and frozen in portion sizes. Slow cookers can take a wealth of healthy ingredients and do almost the entire job for you.
- The easiest way to ensure that your body gets its quota of micro and macro nutrients is to make your meals varied.
- It’s a good idea to have a regular routine when it comes to food-related activities, such as meal prepping and grocery shopping.
- Homemade soup is a great staple that can be cooked and frozen in portion sizes. It is versatile and can incorporate proteins and veggies.
“This article explores the most important aspects of meal planning for weight loss, including a few easy recipes and extra tips to help you reach your goals.”