How To Use Your Weekly Nutrition Planner
Want to keep up our New Years Resolutions to eat better, save money and lose weight?
Meal planning is one of the best ways to achieve all 3 of these goals. If you haven’t already started as part of your healthy new lifestyle, then there’s no time like the present.
Let us help you with our printable TEA+ Meal Planners.
How do I use my TEA+ Meal Planner?
- Simply download your meal plan
- Print out a new sheet every week
- Take some time each week to fill it in, planning your week ahead
- Work out what ingredients you'll need and write your shopping list
- Then you’ll be ready to hit the shops and start the week with the best intentions
Still need convincing?
Planning your meals in advance gives you better control over what you're eating and allows you to make better choices about what you're putting in your body. We don't all have the will power (or culinary skills) to throw together nutritious, home-cooked meals every night after a busy day so being prepared with a plan makes it so much easier for yourself.
A shopping list will save you money. If you hit the supermarket armed with an exact list of what you'll need for the week, you'll be less likely to make impulse purchases. You can even go the extra mile and check the costs online before you go to the shops to make sure you're getting the best price possible. At the end of the week, you'll have used up all the ingredients and should, in theory, have no left-over waste too!
The best way to lose weight is to keep your diet in check. Planning your meals in advance means you can be mindful of what you’re eating, ensuring a balanced and varied diet. Curbing the impulse spending at the supermarket will also mean your kitchen will only be stocked with the necessities to help you avoid snacking and mindlessly eating. On top of that, if you’ve got a plan for what to have for dinner tonight you’ll be less likely to decide to order a takeaway or stop through a drive-through on the way home.