Doing well in your weight management can be influenced by your mindset and your home environment.
Preparing for success by eliminating temptations, having healthy options on hand, preparing in bulk and portion sizing in advance can all make a difference. Read on for 5 tips that may improve your success
Clear the decks: Go through your pantry and take out all the treats, temptations, high saturated fat, high-sugar, low value food. Pop it all in a box and take it down to your nearest food bank or soup kitchen. Get rid of all temptations.
Plan ahead: Map out a meal plan for your first/next week. Include lots of vegetables and allow for three healthy snacks between meals to keep hunger at bay.
Go shopping for the good stuff: Using your meal plan buy everything you need and lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods and tasty healthy snacks to replenish your kitchen.
Portion pack everything: Yes it's cheaper to buy in bulk but it's also easy when in a rush to have a bigger serving of cereal, nuts or even meat for your dinner than you planned for. Measure everything into portion sized zip-lok bags ready for when you need them.
Sunday night set-up: prep your vegetables in bulk for the work week, measure out your snacks ready to go, pre-make Monday's lunch to start the week well and prep for a healthy Monday night dinner allowing a small left-over portion for Tuesday lunch.