Monday, July 12, 2010
BE PREPARED FOR THE UPCOMING DAY!!!
Hello everyone I hope you all had a very healthy and enjoyable weekend!! I have been planning my daily meals for several years now which makes it much easier to make healthy choices for everything that I eat while I'm not at home. I always make sure that I have a dinner planned as well so I don't have any temptation to grab something on the way home which is more than likely unhealthy. Before I go to bed at night I get out all of my food and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and snacks that keep me going throughout the day. I put this food, snacks and beverages in a plastic grocery bag and place it in the refrigerator before going to bed. When I wake up the next morning and am ready for work I get the bag out of the refrigerator and have my breakfast that I have all ready to eat. After I have breakfast I then get out my lunch bag and put the rest of my food inside of it from the refrigerator along with an icepack which keeps everything cool for the entire day. By doing this it makes it very simple for me to make healthy choices while I'm at work since I bring all of my food and snacks with. This also saves a lot of time and money since I don't go out to eat on any of my breaks. Here is an example of what I did just a little while ago to prepare for what I'll be eating tomorrow. I grabbed a plastic grocery bag which I always keep in my pantry and put the following items in for tomorrow. For breakfast I put one sandwich thin and one turkey sausage patty inside the bag which I will warm up and eat at home before leaving for the day. I also put a 2 cup container of cowboy stew, 1 cup of blackberries in a small ziplock bag, 2 fat free yoplait yogurts, 1 sugar free applesauce cup, 1 fat free pudding cup, 1 oats and chocolate fiber one bar, one small bag of baby carrots, and 2 bottles of water and a low calorie gatoraid to keep me hydrated throughout the day. I hope this easy tip can help you out on your weight loss journey which has been a huge part of my success in dropping 230 pounds and keeping it off.