Day 7: Meal Planning

First things first, week one is DONE! Whilst glad I’ve made it through unscathed, part of me can’t believe it has only been a week and there are still 9 more to go….what the hell was I thinking!?

I googled ‘who said failing to plan, is planning to fail’ and it seems a few people are trying to take the credit. But I am going to go with Benjamin Franklin, because me and him are very similar…we both sport a ‘five head’ to be proud of! It is all about the fringe dear Benji!

Planning my meals for the week is something I have done for a long time. I just wasn’t always planning healthy meals. When I lived back at home with my family, my Mum would do all of the food shopping and often a lot of food would get wasted. Not because she was crazy, but just because we didn’t plan what were eating that week, so inevitably there would be too much in the fridge. So we would sit down and plan our meals based on who would be in and what we would have. I even tried to take on the food shopping but they made me stop when they got fed up with all the Tesco Value!

Meal planning for me is two fold. It helps me stick the diet by knowing exactly what I am having each day. But also because I am so cheap, I know I won’t go out and buy a pizza when I’ve taken something out of the freezer that would go to waste. See, it helps being a tight ass with money.

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Of course there will be times when I will stray, something comes up one evening and I won’t be home for dinner, but at least it eliminates the chance of me eating carbs every night. It also means I can plan my meals around any plans I have that week. For example, on Tuesday night I know I will be going straight from work to get the bus to Dundee for the football. So I have planned in something I can heat up quickly and work and then eat on the bus, chilli beef from the freezer.

Ideally I would plan for the weekend too but this can be hard and I don’t want to restrict myself in any plans that I might make. I am spending next weekend in Dundee with my husband, but there’s no reason I can’t still eat well. So get planning, try it for a week even, it will does work and will significantly reduce your food shopping bills…win win!


 

Day 7: Shred Log

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Breakfast – A big old fry up!

Sunday’s are for fry ups…fact! It is so easy to do this on paleo, what with a lot of it being meat and eggs. I had 3 sausages, 2 rashers of bacon, scrambled eggs and some tomatoes that I cooked with a bit of seasoning, garlic and mixed dried herbs. I didn’t even feel sad about the fact that my husband had the same thing, but with toast, beans and hash browns. Hash browns are a breakfast buffet game changer for me, on account of that potato love that I’ve mentioned once or twice.

Lunch – Fruit salad

After a late, massive breakfast, and knowing that we were going to have an early dinner, I opted for a wee bowl of fruit salad.

Dinner – Sunday roast

Yet another classic that doesn’t need to be ruined by healthy eating. Thanks to hubby we had slow cooked roast lamb, slow cooked in the over with some onion, carrots and parsnips. And then served with roast sweet potato, parsnips, carrots and some boiled broccoli. Also a little gravy made from the lamb juices and a stock cube.

Drinks & snacks – An apple, approx 3 litres water, 1 can diet Irn Bru

Exercise – No classes today, phew! Just 18 burpees.


Today’s top tip – Never run up a set of stairs, unnecessary jiggling if you ask me…take your time, walk!

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