News Forums Diet and Motivation Before & After … and In-Between I need help with designing a meal plan. A Example for a day.

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    Archie
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    @karchie86
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    So, I am totally discouraged! My order came in early March and I have yet to touch it. I read the book and immediately i began fear and almost anxiety. Heres the truth. If I could just eat healthy on my own, which i have tried I would. Reading the book was loaded with no no’s and don’t’s and i JUST GOT DEPRESSED because I have spend hundreds of dollars at the grocery store before on healthy food and burnt myself out after a week. That’s all I see. I spent this money but I don’t know what to eat. Yes it has meals in the book but I don’t eat mushrooms AT ALL. Two eggs, but mushrooms? I don’t know. I know I am prob. over reacting, but this is real to me. I don’t even know how to ask for help at this point. I guess I would like someone to give me a copy of what they are choosing to eat dailey for a week and I can start there???

    Sorry for the DRAMA.

    #14377

    Carol Pfeiffer
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    @DazyMay67
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    I felt the same way at first. I actually put together a spreadsheet to help me with my meal planning because it was tough for me too. A lot of folks use meal planning apps. That can make it a lot easier. It was really hard for me the first couple of weeks, but once I had a couple weeks of menus planned it started to get a lot easier.

    I use a lot of the recipes on the site. They help me find stuff that I like. Most of the recipes freeze well, so I make a dish then put aside additional servings for later. I would recommend going through those and trying out the ones that sound good to you.

    Today, for instance, my menu was:

    Protein shake smoothie (Vanilla with ~2 cups of spinach and an orange with a little added vanilla extract)
    Snack: 1/2 cup grapes with 1 Tbsp almond butter
    Lunch: Zucchini stuffed turkey burgers (recipe on this site) with mustard and dill pickles
    Snack: 1.5 oz lean, low sugar (check the ingredients/nutrition label) jerky
    Dinner: Chicken Apple salad (recipe on this site)

    Some of the other options I like in my menus.

    2 Scrambled eggs (or an 2 egg omelette) with artichoke heart and sundried tomatoes (you have to find the kind with no additives in a sealed pouch – not the kind in a jar stored in oil). I like this combination because the sundried tomatoes have a nice tanginess and I just have a thing for artichoke hearts.

    1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of cottage cheese mixed with garlic. I slice up a bell pepper and eat the cottage cheese with the bell pepper.

    (On the protein shakes, I put spinach in them when I don’t have enough veggies for the day, but you can always take out the spinach and have another serving of veggies)

    #14383

    Lauren
    Keymaster
    @laurenjones

    I am sorry you were feeling overwhelmed. You are not alone, and it just takes getting over the shock of the program’s “DONT’S” before you can really take hold of your diet.

    In the member store there are a few free menu plans for download that will get you started on the right foot. They are near the bottom…. hopefully that helps!

    -Lauren

    #14598

    Archie
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    @karchie86
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    Thank so much to the both of you! I will utilize the adivce given, and I actually do feel a lot better.

    #18426

    Myriam Betancourt
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    @Myriam
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    WOW Carol you are so helpful! TX

    #19326

    Lauren
    Keymaster
    @laurenjones

    Also I forgot to mention the closed and private Facebook page also has some sample menu plans too! Just search in the “file” tab!

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    Mary Copeland
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    @mcopeland
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    How are you doing? I can tell you what works for me.

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