• Plan Your Dinner

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    What to do: Every evening, plan exactly what you will eat for dinner the next day, and stick to that plan.

    For this challenge, you're going to get organized. One of the greatest tricks that you must be implementing if you hope to stick with your diet plan is proper planning beforehand. The old saying, 'those who fail to plan, plan to fail' couldn't be more true. Without a good plan in place, you're leaving your progress up to change.

    By taking the time to plan your dinner ahead of time, you'll be giving yourself complete control over the food you're taking in and making absolutely sure that you hit your nutrition goals.

    Let's take a look at the steps to take to effectively plan your dinner.

    1. Figure Out Your Target Calorie Intake

    The first step to go into planning your dinner is to figure out how many calories as well as grams of proteins, carbs, and fats you're looking for. Getting the stats straight with your diet is incredibly important to see the results you're after so this is number one.

    2. Browse Recipes

    Once you know your targets, then it's time to browse through different recipe collections. Have a look for recipes that intrigue you that you'd like to try out. Keep in mind that if they aren't exactly 'healthy' when looking at them, you can make them healthier by using a few food substitutes.

    3. Purchase The Ingredients

    After finding your perfect recipe, next you want to purchase the ingredients that you'll need. If you can do this once a week, planning out all your dinners in advance, you'll dramatically save time as far as grocery shopping is concerned. Hitting the grocery store each night can get to be quite a buzz kill for your free time, so you'll want to avoid this.

    4. Do Prep-work Ahead Of Time

    Once you have the ingredients at home, try and do as much prep work in advance as possible. Weekday nights can definitely get busy so you want to aim to pre-chop your veggies and possibly even pre-cook meat as well if you really need convenience.

    5. Relax And Enjoy

    Finally, the last step is to cook your dinner, relax, and enjoy it. Part of healthy eating and managing your weight is taking the time to seek pleasure from the foods you eat. Don't sit down to the computer or in front of the TV and wolf that dinner down as fast as possible.

    Do that and you'll still feel like you need to take in more food to be satisfied. Instead, sit down and concentrate on your food. Notice the taste, texture, and how well it's filling you up.

    This will allow you to gain a far better appreciation for the foods you eat and stick with your diet plan in the long term.

    So don't overlook planning any longer. Carry this challenge through for one week straight and then try and make it a new permanent habit that you

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  • Renise 2239 days ago
    Plan a meal for tomorrow
  • ScentsyGirl83 2571 days ago
    Tonight I am having tacos :)
  • Jules100 2622 days ago
    Tonight, asparagus and chicken with rice
  • Rmagat 2624 days ago
    Mexican for dinner. Night out!
  • Tiggy 2658 days ago
    Whole wheat turkey spaghetti.
  • Carnahankb 2721 days ago
    All planned for the week using my pinterest recipes!
  • Oline00 2824 days ago
    Planned dinner but ended up not eating it. Had left overs from lunch which is just fine :)
  • kiramarie 2907 days ago
    Chicken and roasted potatoes and veggies. To die for!
  • mlford 2973 days ago
    Grilled chicken and a spud.
  • mlford 2974 days ago
    Grilled chicken. Long grain rice.
  • mlford 2977 days ago
    Boca chik'n + long grain rice
  • Abigail 2983 days ago
    I did ok tonight. Added an extra meat but it wasn't bad
  • Abigail 2984 days ago
    Done for the day. Again it was hard to stick with it.
  • Abigail 2986 days ago
    It's hard when I dot know what the meals are gonna be bit I guessed
  • BoosMommy 2990 days ago
    Spaghetti squash and salmon...yum!!
  • BoosMommy 2992 days ago
    Turkey burger w/steamed veggies
  • BoosMommy 2995 days ago
    Tonight....cauliflower crust pizza...low carb, high protein!!
  • Aeon91 3012 days ago
    Chicken & Broccoli with cottage cheese.
    Dessert protein pudding.
  • Peaches 3013 days ago
    I have planed my meals for the next 12 days which makes this challenge that much easier.
  • cmc 3039 days ago
    Doing thus challenge encouraged me to plan all my food the night before. I always eat better when I do that.

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