Meal Planning without the Meal Prep

Meal Planning without the Meal Prep

You all asked so here it is!

A healthy diet is the key to success for a fit lifestyle. In order to see results changes need to be made in the kitchen and the choices we make when eating. This was a HUGE adjustment for me when I started this whole thang! 

I decided to start planning my meals and snacks for the week and I gave myself no option but to: STICK TO IT. There is no secret key to sticking to it besides willpower and knowing in order to see results and progress being "strict" comes with it. Over time I have loosened up a bit however I still plan and do my best to not derail. 

So here is how I do it: 

I create a Word Document. Simple as that. It looks like the examples below.

These are from when I was a little stricter with following Kayla Itsines' Food Help Guide.

I keep it minimized on my computer and check it for the next day and make sure I pack my lunch and snacks according to it. I plan out when my cheat/treat meal(s) are. I almost never fully plan out my weekends but at this point I know what I should be eating and what food groups I need to get in!

This doesn't mean I don't have slip ups. I switch things up or I end up not being in the mood for what I planned but it is a great base for me and has worked for quite some time. I have 3 main reasons for planning and not meal prepping:

  • I like my food fresh! 
  • I just don't have the time on Sundays to set aside a couple hours to cook
  • I am not someone who can eat the same thing for every meal 5 days straight (SNOOZE!) You should look forward to your food even if it's healthy and I found that very hard for the 1 week I tried to do just the same dinner!

Here are 2 examples of what my days have been looking like more recently!

I want to add if you like to plan in general you need to get yourself a Passion Planner. I have been using mine for a month and I absolutely love it! It helps me see short term goals and focus on achieving them!

If the meal prep doesn't work for you - try to meal PLAN. It keeps me sane and works better for my busy schedule. Plan it out. Get your groceries according to that plan and STICK TO IT! 

xx

Kallie

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