One of the struggles about dieting is how to eat healthier without wasting time on a regular basis. Find out how you can plan your meals ahead to stay on track.

So you want to eat healthier without wasting time.

It almost seems impossible in the beginning, doesn’t it?

In my case, not knowing how to cook kept me from healthy recipes for years.

I was so concerned it’d take me ages to prepare anything, I didn’t even try it.

I do have the feeling I’m an exception among women.

But, even if you’re almost a chef, how much better would your life be if you could save time in the kitchen?

How many things could you do if you minimized the hours spent preparing meals?

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Preparation is key

I love planning ahead.

Please, bear in mind that it doesn’t mean that everything happens exactly as scheduled.

Life happens and like anyone else, I also:

  • get stuck in traffic
  • wake up feeling unwell
  • underestimate appointments

Yet, I still prefer to adapt a plan instead of having no plan at all.

When it comes to your intake, you can plan your meals ahead by:

  • picking dishes in advance
  • cooking in bulk
  • organizing your grocery shopping

This way, even if you need to adapt things last minute, you’ll still have alternatives that fit your availability.

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Putting into practice

Let’s see what you need to do to eat healthier without wasting time.

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Picking dishes in advance

Have you ever done meal planning?

I must admit that the idea scared me at first.

It wasn’t before I started with contest preparation I realized I was overcomplicating things.

Start with a simple structure:

  • favorite dishes
  • duration
  • fewer ingredients
  • balanced combinations
  • VARIETY

Start by tracking your meals for a couple of weeks and start playing around it.

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Cooking in bulk

Another tip I learned in my years of Bikini competition was cooking in bulk.

If you’ve never done it before, you may spend much more time in the kitchen than you’d like.

But it gets better as time passes. A LOT better!

In fact, the better your meal planning is, the easier it gets.

It’s all a matter of taking into consideration:

  • cooking time
  • how long you can store the dishes
  • how much of the ingredients you’ll need

I used to do most of my cooking on Saturdays.

I started with the ingredients that required more preparation or longer cooking time.

Once they were in the pan, I started with the simpler ones.

After a couple of hours, everything was ready more or less at the same time.

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Organizing your grocery shopping

How can you make sure you get all the ingredients you need?

How do you know you didn’t forget anything?

It all depends on how complete your groceries list is.

We hang a writing pad with a pen on the door of the fridge.

Whenever we’re getting low on a product or think of a new recipe we want to try, my boyfriend and I add it to the list.

It only takes a couple of seconds, and it helps our organization.

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How to eat healthy with little time

To make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need to be healthy, remember to eat balanced meals.

You don’t need to go on a diet.

Include “brain foods” on your regular regimen.

You’ll not only feel better, but you’ll also have the energy to get more done.

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Before you go

Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?

How much time do you spend cooking every day?

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Productivity Life Coach
Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Life Coach. She helps overwhelmed active women define realistic priorities to overcome procrastination and develop a fulfilling lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.