I never knew the importance of a meal plan until I got one from fitness goddess and my personal trainer, April Ferguson. I had always been a pretty healthy but luscious eater, if that makes sense. Everyone says, as long as you exercise you can eat whatever you want. Wrong. April says that if you cut yourself in half and see exactly what our bodies had to digest that I wouldn’t even eat half of the groceries I think are healthy. No matter how much any one works out it really cancels itself out if you aren’t eating properly, clean and raw based, nothing processed.
Meal planning is the advanced planning of the menu for the next few days, weeks or even the entire month. This plan allows you to not only plan your meals to be prepare but as well as shop for the items that need to be purchased to prepare them so you’re not wasting time and money on unnecessary and usually unhealthy food. Meal planning is important because it helps to ensure the meals meet your nutritional needs, as well as manage your grocery budget. When meals are well planned in advance you are ensuring that you are receiving your daily requirements of nourishment specifically tailored to you and your goals and your budget. You’d be surprised at the money you save too by sticking to the plan.
Below is an example of 1 day of my meal plan:
Drink minimum 3 litres of water throughout the day.
Carbs: 40 – 50 grams oatmeal
Protein: 2 egg whites
Fibre: 1 tbs mix (chia, hemp, goji berry mix)*
Evolv shake only 1 1/2 scoops, add 1 tbs mix* and 2 tbs of berries
(Evolv SHAKE uses a nutritious blend of natural ingredients and vitamins using only naturally-sourced, low GI sweeteners. It is the first of its kind to contain the patented, all-natural, USDA-developed ingredients CalorieControlTrim® and ModCarb™, both rich in health-supporting oat beta glucans.)
Protein: 2 tbs hemp
Carbs: 1/3 cup organic quinoa
Veggeis: 2 cups plant based
8 Mary crackers w/ 2 tbs of cream cheese spread and 1/4 avocado for healthy fats.
4 ounces of extra lean ground turkey
2 cups of steamed veggies
Salsa and spice to taste
Evolv shake 1 1/2 scoop, add cinnamon and nutmeg NO fruit
New meal plans must created every 4 weeks. It’s like shampoo or creams, you eventually get used to them so you need to switch it up. Contact April for your meal plan and watch those pounds drop in even a few weeks! ~@RinaChong