“We asked four experts — who’ve helped everyone from celebs to everyday women get their diets back on track — to tell us the mistakes they see their clients make over and over when it comes to healthy eating. Read on for the biggest diet mistakes…top four mistakes”
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Interesting article about the biggest diet mistakes. At Fit Body Babe we always suggest prepping your meals for the week on Sundays is a great way to handle one of the diet mistakes. Food prep plays a major part of your ability to eat healthy during the week.
Here are some ideas on prepping food for beginners.
If the thought of prepping food ahead of time overwhelms you, start small. You can ease into it by simply washing and chopping a few fruits and vegetables and making some trail mix and hard boiled eggs to snack on. As it becomes more of a habit, try throwing some chicken on the grill to eat through out the week, cooking up a batch of quinoa or brown rice and making a big pot of soup, stew or a casserole.
Remember that you don’t have to prep entire meals. Look at your meal plan and prep some of the common foods in your meals. Make bigger batches that will keep in the fridge or freeze for later.
Pre-wash and cut your lettuce and veggies and fruits to make things easier and faster to throw together a stir fry or veggie omelet.
Make a list of everything you want to prep for the week. Use your weekly menu or decide on basic staples that can be used in a variety of meals (like fish, meat, beans, grains etc). Divide your list into sections like no cooking, stove top, oven… so you have a clear picture of what needs to be done in each area of your kitchen.
Most foods are only good in the fridge for about 4 days so only make enough that you can get through by Thursday. You can then add more fresh perishable foods that day to finish the week. Remember you can always freeze for later.
Try doubling your recipe and freeze left overs this will make meal prep easier in the following weeks!