Tupperware set for 5 days
Zip lock baggies
#1: Establish a way you will track your food intake. Fooducate counts calories, or the program I offer provides portion control containers to avoid the calorie counting hassle.
#2: Calculate how many calories you need to consume in conjunction with your workout routine.
#3: Create a daily meal plan. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between should be planned. You can eat the same things every day to make it easy, or rotate MWF and Tues/Thurs so you only eat the same meals every other day. Creating a meal plan will allow you to always know what you are eating next and make it easier to deny unhealthy food.
#4: Clean out your fridge and pantry. Not only do you need space to store a weeks worth of meals, but you need to get rid of all the unhealthy food and stuff that's gone bad.
#4.5: Create a grocery list and go to the grocery store only after you've created your meal plan and cleaned out your fridge. A great way to overwhelm yourself is coming home with loads of groceries then trying to clean out your fridge, or going shopping before having a list.
#5: Make your meals in bulk and choose meals that have few ingredients. I personally made a big pot of chili on Sunday for lunches and separated a cup into individual Tupperware for each day. For breakfast I made an egg quiche in a pie pan with spinach and green pepper and cut it in 5 sections for each day.
#6: Focus on one meal at a time. Don't try and make your breakfast and lunch for 5 days and have all the ingredients out on the counter all at once. Avoid being overwhelmed and do one thing at a time.
#7: Hang your meal plan on the fridge and take a picture of it with your phone so you always have access to it to know what you're suppose to eat at what time.
#8: If you have trouble remembering to eat, set an alarm on your phone titled with the food item for each snack and meal.
If anyone needs help creating a meal plan and a strategy on counting calories.. this is my JAM. Email me and we'll work together to get you all set up!