Trying to lose fat and lost for healthy fat burning recipe ideas? Read on!
One of the best things you can do to ensure your fat loss success is to plan, plan, plan.
You need to plan everything:
- What is your major goal and what are the smaller goals that are going to work towards to get there?
- What fat burning workouts are you going to do?
- What are you going to eat all week so that you can avoid sabotaging your fat burning efforts?
Today I want to talk about the importance of planning out what you are going to eat.
Why is this important?
- It will help you avoid buying junk food at the grocery store.
- It will ensure that you have all the ingredients you need to cook your healthy fat burning meals.
- It will save you time during each day since you won’t be scrambling around looking for something decent to eat.
- It will guarantee that you have healthy snacks available so you do not get too hungry and just start eating everything in sight.
One of the most versatile foods you can cook is chicken. It can be eaten for lunch, dinner, and even as a snack. (Please note that I only recommend buying organic, all natural, free range chickens that have not been given any hormones, antibiotics, never had their beaks clipped off, and are generally all around happy with their lives.)
The best part is, you can cook up a big batch ahead of time and use it throughout the week to add to the menu you have all planned out.
Step one is to plan out your entire menu on Sunday and build an ingredients list for all meals. This becomes your grocery list. Now go get what you need – but do not buy anything that wasn’t on the list!
When you get back from the store and you know that on Monday you are having chicken stir fry for dinner, Tuesday you are having chicken lettuce wraps for lunch, and Tuesday’s dinner is spinach salad with chicken.
So, you get to cooking a big batch of chicken. Throw it in the frying pan with a little olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic and saute until cooked through.
Throw it in a sealed container and toss it in the fridge until you need it for each meal.
It can’t get much easier than that – planning not only helps ensure fat loss success but also saves boatloads of time.
Some great veggies to add to each of these resipes are:
- snap peas
Remember, when planning out your healthy fat burning meals, make sure that 50% of the meal is fruits and vegetables, 30% is lean protein, and 20% is healthy fat.
Proportion and plan your meals in this way and not losing fat is damn near impossible.
Feel free to share any times saving / planning tips that you have that has helped you meet your fat loss or fitness goals.
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS