We are so excited about today’s blog post because we are talking about the foundation of The Meal Planning Method -- the meal plan itself!
So, what is a Meal Plan?
A meal plan is a set of predetermined meals and snacks intended to make food decisions quicker, easier, and healthier. The BEST (most realistic, most useful) meal plan thinks outside the dinner table and includes your whole day. Fueling your body from morning to night is essential for you to be on point throughout your day because it provides your body the nourishment it needs. (And let’s be honest, this helps keep your sh%$ together.) With a meal plan in place we’re less likely to make last minute food choices, keep our cool come meal time and stay ahead of the food game.
Now, it’s not enough to just think about what you want to eat - you gotta put pen to paper. This meal plan is more than just a list, it’s a personal appointment with yourself to make you and your food goals a priority.
We know that writing down your weekly meal plan + grocery list is a guaranteed way to stick to your plan while grocery shopping. Without it, it is easy to walk into the grocery store and impulse buy items that aren’t on the list (as well as forget items that were).
We have created a FREE downloadable weekly meal planner + blank grocery list for you to customize. Plan out as much as possible! (Don’t forget to include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.) Use this one-stop-shop printable to also list all the groceries you need (even the ones that are always on that mental list!).
This is truly a game changer, guys. We can say that without a meal plan + grocery list -- our week is much more chaotic and honestly, less healthy :( Trust us - by taking just a little time and doing this essential step - you’ll have more time, more money and less stress. And who couldn’t use more of that?!
christy & lindsey