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Get back on track in 2016

I don’t know about you but I can’t face the thought of food at the moment, so I couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to give you a recipe this month! Instead, I thought it might be better to give you hints and tips to get your healthy lifestyle back on track!

The best piece of advice I can give you is that planning is the key……

:Plan your meals and your activities for the week. Take into consideration any social or work commitments and organise your exercise and meals around those non-negotiables. Once you’ve put it in writing, you are more likely to stick to it. Allow more flexibility on the weekends, but don’t use this as an excuse to go crazy.

:Write a shopping list with all the ingredients needed to support your weekly meal plan. Remember to include healthy snacks! That way, you have all the ingredients you need to stick to your healthy eating plan. And remember, if it is not on your list, don’t buy it.

:Shopping tips

-Don’t shop hungry, this applies to any shopping, not just food shopping.

-Always write a list, and stick to it!

-Shop the perimeter – fresh fruit, veges, meat, dairy, eggs etc are generally found around the perimeter of the supermarket.

-Check the label (100g)

>Less than 10g sugar

>Less than 3g sat fat

>Less than 120mg salt

 

:Have healthy standby meals in the freezer – they may not be as good as eating fresh but they are much better than takeaway!

-Steam Fresh Frozen Vege

-Tins of tuna, salmon, chicken etc

-Frozen Atlantic Salmon

 

:Allocate time on the weekend to prepare meals for the week ahead

-Make healthy snacks, pack them into single serves and freeze

-Cook meals in bulk and freeze in single serves – stir fries freeze well

-Use mason jars to prepare salads that will last up to a week in the fridge.

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