Hope you are on track today. Stick to the plan. You do have a plan I hope. You can’t stick to a plan if you don’t have one. Don’t just plan to have a plan but plan your plan. Not having a plan is a sure-fire way to fail in your weight loss quest. For many planning is another bump in the road of dieting. It takes time in an already busy schedule.
I use a spreadsheet. Since many meals we eat the same each week, I can just leave them on last week’s sheet and change the date for a new week. Then I delete the days that are changing. This week we fixed a stew. It says 24 servings so I’m thinking that is 1-cup servings. That would be 12 meals for the both of us. I need 1 ½ cups so that will make 9-10 meals. That will fill up the dinner slots on the menu and some next week. Salads make up the rest of the menu.
I keep an eye open for new recipes that fit my plan and work them in. If you are at all familiar with spreadsheets, it is quick and easy. If you aren’t familiar with spreadsheets, you can just write them out on a sheet of paper. Just make columns for the days and write in your menus for each meal each day.
Most people only have around 10 recipes they use. However, variety helps to change the pace. Variety helps you look forward to something new. It puts a spark into the menu.
You can think about the menu plan as you do other things. Then when you get a minute, enter it into the spreadsheet or to your menu sheet. That way you have a plan you can look at each day. You know what you are going to eat and can plan for it. It relieves the stress of trying to decide the last-minute and it helps in the shopping also.
You can overcome the obstacle of planning.