1 – Plan your meals. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I don’t know who first said this famous quote, but it is so true. In order to reach your goals you need to plan your meals out and know what you are going to eat and when. If you don’t then most likely you will eat whatever is in your fridge or looks good at the time. I don’t know about you but Snickers always look good to me. The thing is Snickers won’t get me “Stage Ready” for a Bikini competition, and it won’t get you where you want to go either. Unless you are carb back loading. In that case… plan your snickers after your lift. J
In my meal planning preparation I have created 8 weeks of meals for every season laid out in a spread sheet. Whatever season it is, I look at my spread sheet and rotate the 8 weeks for that season. In doing this I hope to not repeat my meals too often and make my meal planning as easy as possible. Then I look at what I have going on for the week and adjust as necessary. This not only saves me time on meal preparation, but it saves me a lot of money as well!!! When I go to the grocery store I know exactly what I need and how much of it I need.
This goes the same for your family. If your kids have a soccer game, then feed them some carbohydrates before the game so they can have the energy to play well. NO…. salads will not give them energy!!! Also… you do not need to eat what your kids or husbands eat all the time. If your kids have a game and you don’t… don’t eat the carbohydrates in the meal or make something else for you in order to reach your goals.