Posts tagged meal planning
Five Myths of Meal Planning

So if you haven’t heard, I’m a meal prep skeptic. 

Oftentimes starting a meal plan or diet is done all at once and can feel overwhelming and time consuming.

Oftentimes doing meal prep can feel impossible.

While one-size-fits-all programs nearly are impossible for most people, meal planning doesn’t have to be!

Here are five myths about meal planning that don’t have to be true for you:

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An Unpopular Opinion: I'm A Meal Prep Skeptic

When I first heard of the meal prep trend I thought, This is too good to be true. People are telling me I can plan all my meals ahead of time, and it will be easy, fast, and healthy? No way in hell. Can you tell I’m a skeptic?

I'm not against the idea of eating clean or preparing meals. But I could not see a livable, long-term solution to the strict meal plans I saw in books and online.

So I decided to honor the most important cues my body taught me during the elimination diet: avoid gluten, heavily processed foods, artificially sweet foods, and greasy foods. I began to feel better about the meal planning process. These changes made a difference in how I felt and were livable most of the time. I learned that what I really needed was sufficient time to make the changes and to practice the new habits. I also needed time to feel how my body responded to the meal planning changes.

 

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