Step 1: I find it easy to choose healthier items you can eat everyday for a week. You can divide it by one or more of the following:
- macros (protein, carbs, fats)
- low calorie
- simply make healthier food choices
- 3 smaller meals with 2 snacks in between
For beginners, start with option 4 or 5 until you’re mentally ready to committ to more detailed and calculated options. I call this healthy lifestyle. It’s NOT a diet. Just be sure it includes
- colorful veggies and fruits
- protein source such as eggs/tuna/beans for each meal so you’re fuller longer
Know yourself. If you like crunchy snacks, choose a healthy prep option to replace the craving. Same goes for chocolate, I like the chocolate rice cakes with PB as a crunchy but slightly sweet snack. There are lots of protein bars, chips and drinks that certainly meet the need. Quest is my fave!
Step 3: Properly store your meals. Make mental notes or quotes on why it’s important to stick to your plan. Temptation will come but it’s very temporary. If you slip up, don’t panic, just get back on with your lifestyle.
Drink plenty of water!! I hear it’s the best kept beauty secret. There’s so much more but I hope this is enough to get you started.