I used to come home starving and my go-to snack was peanut butter on a spoon. And let’s be honest here – I usually went back for a second spoonful. I didn’t want to admit how many calories I was downing in the first 15 minutes I was home. The PB led to a bite of this and a handful of that and the scale was creeping up because of this and other habits that kept me in “reactive” mode for hunger.
Tracking my food helped somewhat except I didn’t have an overall plan for the day, so I was re-calculating how much I had left (calories, macros, etc.) all day based on my choices. Temptation was my constant friend.
I “knew” meal prepping for the week would help me save time but I had no idea that it would also be a game-changer for my fixing my impulse eating!
I took the calories and macros that fit my goals and planned out a menu that I enjoy and then I got busy. Some Sundays I get it ALL ready for Monday thru Friday. Other weeks, I prep one or two components for the week on Sunday, do another on Monday, and another on Tuesday. The first few days of the week have some parts ready and for others I may be playing catch up. But it is way better than none at all!
Gone are the afternoon snack attacks because I already have my snack decided and prepped.
Gone is the decision fatigue of what to have that will fit my calories/macros.
Gone is the roller coaster of my blood sugar and moods!
I LOVE my meal prep lifestyle! What do you think? Could meal-prepping be a strategy that works for you?
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