Monday, October 15, 2012
31 Days of Fit- Plan Your Meals
I can not stress this one enough. I think the first key to being healthy is to have a plan. This means a big plan, like what steps you are going to take to change your life, as well as a plan of what you are going to eat every day. When you take the time to plan your meals, you are more likely to eat right. You are also more likely to hit the basic food groups, like fruits and vegetables.
Here is what a good day with planning would look like for me.
1 C Oatmeal - 4 pts
1 Banana - 0 pts
1 T Brown Sugar - 1 pt
1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt - 2 pts
2 C Coffee- 0 pts
2 T Sugar - 2 pts
2 T Non-dairy creamer - 2 pts
16 LF pretzels - 3 pts
1 LF string cheese - 1 pt
2 Slices Sara Lee Bread - 2 pts
2 oz LF Deli Ham - 2 pts
1/2 C Spinach - 0 pts
1 oz Mustard - 0 pts
17 Sour cream and onion chips - 4 pts
1/2 bag Skittles - 3 pts
2 C 94% FF Microwave Popcorn- 1 pt
3 oz Chicken Breast - 3 pts
1 med Baked Potato- 4 pts
1 T Butter - 3 pts (But I love real butter so it is sooooo worth it :) )
2 T FF Sour Cream- 1 pt
1 C Steamed Brocoli- 0 pts
1 Frozen Greek Yogurt Cup- 3 pts
Total pts- 41
My target- 40
Isn't that a TON of food!?! Lets compare with a day of not planning...
1 McDonalds Egg McMuffin - 8 pts
1 Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with Soy - 7 pts
Chipotle Chicken Bowl with Brown rice, Corn Salsa, Sour Cream, and Cheese - 17 pts
Spaghetti- (1 C pasta, 1/4 C sauce) - 7 pts
French Bread (one biiiig slice :) ) - 4 its
1 T Butter - 3 pts
Not toooooo many points, but look at that difference. You don't get very much :( I would feel way more satisfied with the first one.
So my point is, make a plan.