Start with the End First
Imagine you just ate a really wonderful meal. It looked great, tasted fantastic, and it was high on the healthy scale. You knew it was full of fabulous proteins, incredible vitamins and minerals along with your share of healthy fats. It was a meal you’d be proud to share with me.
Now how did you feel after you ate that meal? What if you ate all your meals that day just like it? Imagine the goodness running through you.
Let’s back it up just a bit so we can see how that might work.
What did you have to do to make that one meal happen?
What would you do to make it happen over again?
3 Tips to Reverse Planning and Prepping
1. What made this meal so good?
- It was served at just the right temperature.
- The vegetables on your plate.
- The meal prep (as in whether the protein was grilled, sautéed, fried, baked, etc).
2. What happened to prepare this meal?
- Everything was in the house.
- You just went shopping.
- Some of the meal was already prepared.
3. How can you do this again?
- Shop once a week.
- Cook foods in bulk.
- Cut and chop up vegetables.
You’ve just created a starting point for you to do this more and more often. By increasing the good stuff you already have going on, it will bring up the whole meal’s value.
Maybe you need to add in more crockpot meals so that you don’t have to wait for dinner, or cook enough chicken on the weekend to serve until mid week. Maybe you’ll need to take advantage of the bagged pre-mixed salads at the grocery instead of trying to clean, chop and make your own salads.
Make it as easy for yourself as possible. Start with the end, what you already can do. Then just do more of that.
To your best health,