Good morning! Happy Labor Day!
I think most people know the old adage “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I have to remind myself of it constantly. I am naturally not a planner, and whenever Tommy asks me if I want to sit down and plan something, I only do so very begrudgingly, even if it is to plan something super fun!
With age, however, comes wisdom (I turned 34 on Friday), and I am learning that it’s true – life is better if you do a little planning!
There are a couple really good reasons why this applies to planning your meals in advance, and I have actually done a couple separate videos on them – so I felt it was time to combine them into a blog that will hopefully compel you to prepare your meals in advance, AND help keep me accountable to being better about it!
The first, and most likely more obvious reason is the health/fitness reason:
If we have healthy food available, it takes away the guesswork and drastically decreases the chance that we will resort to quicker, less healthy options, like a restaurant or pre-packaged snack! It’s much easier to grab the vegetables that you cut up and put in the fridge than it is to go out of your way to find something bad for you!
The other reason may be less obvious, but once you think about it, I hope it motivates you the way that it motivates me!
Have you ever been guilty of wasting food because you bought it with the best of intentions and it went bad in your fridge? I know I have more times that I care to admit, and it saddens me from both standpoints – waste of resources, and waste of money!
So, for the benefit of your waistline, your wallet, and your overall health and happiness – take some time to plan ahead what you’re going to eat! The benefits are too great to ignore!
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