The Bane Of Your Existence Or The Key To Your Success?
By Meggan Larson
We’ve all heard of those super peppy people who spend their entire Sunday cooking from dawn to dusk in order to have their meals prepped for the upcoming week. I’ll just go right ahead and say that I am not one of those people. I have three small children, I homeschool, I attempt to keep my house looking semi decent, and on the weekends when I actually have my husband home to help with the kids I am most certainly not spending 50% of that time in the kitchen. That being said, planning out your meals is one of the biggest keys to your success with weight loss.
So how in the world can you do it if your personality is more like mine than peppy Patricia’s?
Snacks. Lots and lots of snacks. Make them easy too. Veggies & dip, apples with a small handful of nuts (literally 8 almonds to keep it in E territory), hard boiled eggs, on plan meat sticks, wasa crackers & laughing cow cheese, you get the idea.
I like to have a lot of healthy and on plan options available in the house (sweet and salty) to ensure that when hunger strikes, I have a plan instead of snacking on something that’s going to make me fat and make me feel a world of regret afterwards.
I like to keep things simple for dinner often opting for some kind of meat and pairing it with something easy like veggies, rice, sweet potatoes, or salad. The night before I take out what I need to take out of the freezer and let it defrost overnight. I marinate it in the morning so it can sit all day and don’t worry about it until later.
In the meantime I eat as I’m hungry and because none of it takes a long time to prep I can keep it under 10 minutes which is really important when my 2 year old takes after Houdini and likes to get into every possible thing he shouldn’t. I don’t have a lot of time during my day and with the time I do have, I’m pretty wiped and just want to relax with my love.
Food preparation can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be but one thing is for sure ~ it’s absolutely essential to your success. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail after all. So plan to succeed and make it a good week!
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!