Wanna make some meal plans to lose weight? Meal planning can help you consume more fruits and vegetables, which can lower your risk of chronic lifestyle diseases. Following a healthy meal plan will also help you eat the appropriate foods in the proper amounts.
Moreover, meal planning is a simple way to help you meet your objectives, whether you’re attempting to lose weight or just improve your nutrition. There are various benefits to preparing your meals ahead of time, including weight loss and improved health.
“If you don’t plan for anything in life, you’re planning to fail.” This is also true for food preparation.
Additionally, food is the most important component in determining how much weight you lose… or gain. Junk food will sabotage your fitness goals faster than you think. There is no way to compensate for 600 calories of pure sugar with exercise. On the other hand, eating the appropriate foods will help you lose weight more effectively than 6 hours at the gym.
How to make a meal plan to lose weight ?
First and foremost, only eat when you are truly hungry. Do not force yourself to eat; instead, pay attention to your body’s hunger and fullness signs.
To make sure that the meal plan to lose weight, it should be planned according to their needs. They should think about:
- how much weight they need to drop in order to maintain their current level of exercise
- any dietary restrictions due to a medical condition
- any dietary restrictions that are personal, cultural, or religious
- how much time they have to prepare food and go grocery shopping
- their cooking ability and the difficulty of the dishes
- whether extra family members should be included in the meal plan
These meal prep ideas are ideal for busy people since they can be prepared on Sunday and provide nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for the entire work week! Weight loss will be aided by these nutritious meal prep recipes. There are chicken, beef, vegetarian, low carb, and other healthy lunch and supper recipes to select from.
These recipes will save you money as well. Planning your meals ahead of time can help you save money at the grocery store and avoid impulse purchases. Furthermore, knowing that you have great and healthy meals prepared for you during the week will make you less tempted to eat out during the week!
- 2 large slices of whole grain bread/ gluten-free bread /paleo bread, toasted
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2-3 olives, sliced
- 5 cherry tomatoes OR 1 medium tomato – halved/sliced
- 1 small red pepper, striped
- 10 basil leaves, cleaned
- 1-2 artichoke hearts, from a jar – sliced
Toast your bread and set it to cool for a minute.
Scoop out the avocado flesh and spread it on bread — 12 avocado slices each slice.
Spread artichokes, sliced and pitted olives, tomatoes, and red pepper evenly across the toast.
Then, to make it even better, sprinkle basil leaves on top.
FIESTA CHICKEN RICE BOWLS
Here’s how to prepare fiesta chicken step-by-step:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- chicken breasts (about 3-4 medium-sized breasts)
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup corn
- 2 small red onions, sliced
- red pepper, diced
- green pepper, diced
- yellow pepper, diced
- 3/4 cup fresh salsa
- 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese (optional, divided)
- 1 cup dry brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp butter
While you prepare the chicken and vegetables, start the rice in a rice cooker.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the diced chicken for a few minutes, until it is lightly cooked. Toss in your spices (chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder), then simmer for another 5 minutes.
Sauté the vegetables (red onion, corn, and bell peppers) for a few minutes more. Combine the cooked brown rice, salsa, and cilantro in a mixing bowl.
Enjoy with a sprinkling of feta cheese (an optional garnish).
BAKED CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, AND SWEET POTATOES
- 2 sweet potatoes
- (2) cups of broccoli
- 3 medium sized chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
Broccoli should be cut into bite-size pieces and put out on half of the baking sheet. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle olive oil over the broccoli and chicken.
Place the diced sweet potatoes in a separate pan, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt.
Remove the chicken and broccoli from the oven after 12 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Allow another 15 minutes for the sweet potatoes to cook.
Serve the chicken, broccoli, and sweet potatoes in four equal portions. A quarter of the pan is used for each serving.
To stay full and invigorated, I recommend sticking to protein and fat diets while limiting total carbohydrates.
Here are a couple of such instances.
1 cup baby carrots + 1 guacamole to-go
2 firm boiled eggs + 1 string cheese 1-2 jerky servings
COCONUT SHRIMP CURRY RECIPE
- 1 tsp red curry paste
- 1 cup coconut milk
- lime leaves or lemon grass (a few)
- bunch cilantro
- 10 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup peas
- 1 mushroom, chopped
- In a large pan, heat the coconut oil until melted and sautée the onion until fragrant. Add the coconut milk, curry paste and lemon grass. Cook, while consistently stirring the curry paste into the coconut milk until a smooth consistency is achieved. Let the curry cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove the lemon grass.
- Add the peas, broccoli and shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add the carrot and mushroom. Now cook for 1-2 more minutes and then turn the heat off. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and serve with cooked rice or quinoa.
Make sure you’re getting plenty of water. If you’re craving something sweet or a cup of coffee, drink some water first to be sure you’re not thirsty.
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