Here are some tips for getting started with The Plan. Above all, remember to go at your own pace. Add one new idea per week, or one per month...it's up to you!
1. SNACK TIME!
We found it was much easier to start by ADDING new foods, rather than taking anything away. So let's start with some healthy and DELICIOUS snacks! (Try one snack mid-morning, and another mid-afternoon).
2. PANTRY INVENTORY
Consider taking an inventory of your pantry staples. Check out our recent blog post, Wal-Mart Pantry Stapes: Our Top 10 Picks.
3. WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
Take a break from deli meat, and try some of these healthy and delicious lunch alternatives.
4. SKIP THE ICKY STUFF
Eat foods in their most natural form (meats, produce, dairy, whole grains, etc.). Avoid processed foods/frozen dinners with un-pronouncable ingredients. More about reading labels coming soon on our blog. (You can subscribe to the blog on the home page).
5. VEGGIE MANIA!
Eating veggies every hour helps mom and I stave off cravings for JUNK. Start with baby carrots or red bells, and dip in hummus.
6. SWEET CHECK
Start thinking about ways to reduce your sugar intake. For the occasional treat, try some of our low-in-sugar, high-in-delicious dessert recipes.
7. WHAT'S YOUR BEEF?
If beef is your main protein, try adding more healthy recipes with chicken to your weekly menu.
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