I’m in week two of my diet and planned menu. It is so simple that I almost feel like I cheated on this thing. But I’m eating with intention and it’s so basic that… I can plan and prepare for it in about 3 hours per week. 20 months ago
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How I did it: I combined this with my goal of getting ripped. The exercise program I found included a diet. No surprise, the diet consisted of hard boiled eggs, chicken breast, brown rice and vegetables with protein shakes mixed in. Considering the simplicity of the diet, it's not much of a surprise to find that I was able to complete this goal. Read how I did it… 20 months ago
I’m noticing that there are some things that I haven’t disallowed that I’m still avoiding. Today I really wanted coffee. I haven’t told myself no coffee but I still didn’t have any (yet). I just know that I’m eating more for purpose now and so I’d like to be more purposeful about what I eat.
The main reason I was thinking about coffee was because I was a bit cold so instead I went outside for a bit.
But maintaining the menu plan is a breeze. It’s an easy one to keep. 20 months ago
I just focus on my weekday menu, which is pretty simple because it’s spelled out for me as part of my fitness plan. I let myself be more flexible over the weekends. I’ll follow up in a week but I think I’ve got this one taken care of for now.
It’s easy to shop for
It’s easy to prep for (I do most of my work week cooking in one afternoon)
It’s pretty easy to follow (allowing myself some liberties – I eat all that I’m supposed to and I allow myself a little snack once in a while) 20 months ago
I’ve got a goal of getting ripped (into shape) which directly relates to my nutrition. The exercise plan had a diet plan attached to it. I just started it (on day 2) but it seems pretty easy to prepare for.
I haven’t gone full psycho on my diet. I just eat the stuff I’m supposed to for my exercise plan. If I want something more I’ll have it. But eating the required meals keeps me pretty full. So far this is a win. I’ll follow up in a week. 20 months ago
- potato, chard, turnip and feta bake
- lettuce salads every day
- slice bread and frees it
- strawberry ice-cream
- basil and parsnip frozen cubs
- freeze bits of chicken
- veggie soup with potatoes, turnip, carrot, celery and celeriac, onion and barley
- apple-custard pie
- cabbage with caraway seeds
- cabbage salad with avocado and tomatoes 20 months ago
-1 big bunch of chard
-1 york cabbage
-2 peppers – yellow and red
-1/2 of celeriac
-1 partly eaten roasted chicken
-1l of soya milk
-1l of milk
-1l of butter milk
-1 loaf of bread
-a bit of celery
-bit of cheddar
-2 pints of yoghurt
-apples 20 months ago
I made up a menu plan last pay day and it worked so well. I thought up meals that when they were leftovers could be made in to something completely different, so I wouldn’t get bored with the meals.
I also tried to use a different ‘star’ for the meal. Chicken, pork, fish, seafood, meatless, beef, duck, turkey, goat, kangaroo, sausages, roasts, etc.
This week my little girl had her birthday party so all the planning for this pay went down the drain. Next pay though, I’ll start again. We had a great time though, and we have leftovers for weeks! 2 years ago
Today I made a double batch of a Ragu sauce. There was enough for dinner tonight. Dinner for all four of us next week. Lunch for the little guy tomorrow AND a serving can go to my father in law. 2 years ago
Today we are having spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread and a green salad.
Tomorrow it’s looking like chicken and tofu stir fry. 2 years ago
This is so nooooottttttt me!
But I know I will be making my life easier and be saving $$$ so I will try. 2 years ago
I’m gonna try starting this this week. So I will need to prepare today. Wish me luck! 2 years ago
Just made a delish new recipe with quinoa as the main ingredient. I must add it to my list. 2 years ago
I need to some more ideas. Definitly need more chicken dishes.
1-Pasta with short rib Ragu sauce. Green salad and garlic bread. (since this is a slow cooker dish I should make double to freeze)
2-Mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas/broccoli/green beans
3-Marinated steak (sesame/Ginger) mashed potatoes or baked sweet potatoes. Green salad.
4-Chicken stir fry, rice
5-Beef/Tofu stir fry, rice
6- Beef Satay with peanut sauce
7- Chicken cacciatore with Portobello’s and Sage
8- Pan fried Tofu with Chinese black bean sauce 2 years ago
I really an excited about this. For the most part I enjoy cooking. I just hate trying to throw things together last minute and then realizing that I’m missing an ingredient. Sadly I don’t live in the city any longer so missing something means getting into the car and driving. Which basically means it’s not going to happen.
Also everyone schedules are going to be crazy come the Fall. I’m hoping this way dinner will be a no brainer.
Wish me luck! 2 years ago