Tips for Meal Planning

What comes to mind when you think about meal planning? Well, I'm not going to talk about the food groups. I want to approach the topic from a different direction, balanced meals.


Balanced, as defined by Webster New World College Dictionary, is to compare as to relative importance, value. When you think about what to eat at each meal, think about the relative importance of that meal as fuel for your body. What's the best food choices to supply the energy source your body need? What food source will be used most efficiently by your body?

Women here's a tip for you. You have to be very savvy when it comes to meal planning. One helpful tip is to check out the nutritional information of foods at the fast food places or restaurants you chose to eat at. Here are websites for some of the popular fast food places.

  1. Burger King Menu Nutritional Information
  2. Wendy's Menu Nutritional Information
  3. Boston Market Menu Nutritional Information
  4. KFC Menu Nutritional Information
  5. Chili's Menu Nutritional Information
  6. Macaroni Grill Menu Nutritional Information
  7. Red Lobster Menu Nutritional Information
Also, you should think of each meal not only in terms of how much you eat or just the RDA (recommended daily allowance) but also consider the good carbs versus bad carbs, calories from fat, protein value, and fiber to sugar ratio.

I have found that it is easier to take my lunch to work because I know exactly what is in each meal. I have limited myself to eating out once a week for lunch and it has paid off. I have been saving money and shedding pounds. If you do decide to eat at a restaurant, you can ask questions or make special request regarding the food you eat. Choose wisely, things are not always what they seem.

The best way to eat right at each meal is to prepare your meals using healthy recipes . You will feel good and know exactly the value of meal planning to your body and will be on your way to a healthy lifestyle.

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