Plan your diet-before hand

Plan your diet-before hand

So you have now decided to start on a diet and made goals and plans with all eagerness. Visited a dietitian with all zest, came back home after a session from the dietitian with your head filled with lots of information and a diet chart. You plastered it up on your fridge door and followed it for three days and then you slip away. This is a common scenario you may see and end up giving up your healthy routine.

How to deal with it

Plan…This is very important. Plan for a week or at least plan what your food routine will be for the next day. This is very important to prevent lapses. You may go to the super market, pick up fresh fruit and vegetables and organic products and stack it up well. When you come from home from work all tired and lazy too cook,you end up eating frozen meals or end up eating anything in the vicinity and you are left feeling guilty.

So if the dietitian has given you a plan. Expand it for a week. Check what groceries you have and plan your meals. Paste them on the fridge so that when you come back from work you know what you need to make. Make a few pre-preparations such as boiling sprouts, making stocks, boiling pasta etc. Make low calorie sandwich stuffings which you can use in a jiffy for lunch. Keep nuts in you bag. They come in handy as a snack anytime.

Keep vegetable soups and salads in the refrigerator,so that if you feel very tired to cook immediately all you can do is just heat and have them and then can progress to cooking.

So plan your meals for the day and you will be eating healthy as planned.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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