1506_LBW_TH_FB_MREC_EXPERTSCheree Sheldon, Nutritionist for the July 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has prepared a fantastic array of budget friendly, healthy eating meal plans for you to enjoy throughout the Challenge.
Here she shares her top tips on how she gets ready for the food prep and meal planning for the Challenges:

Sit Down & Plan

  • The Challenge Hub is really easy to navigate around and has great features so you can fully customise your meal plan. So the first thing, I do, is sit down and work out what I want to eat for the week. Mostly, I will just go off what the plan suggests but if there is something that I know I won’t like, or that doesn’t suit my schedule, then I will swap it for another meal.

Match With Your Schedule

  • I then print off the meal plan overview for the week. On the side of this, I also jot down what my schedule is for the week- so it really helps me get my head around which days I need to be super organised for as I have a lot on or which days I have extra time to do some food prep for the coming days.

Shopping List Check

  • I then print my shopping list for the week.. This helps me work out what items I already have in the pantry and fridge and what I can buy in bulk to stick to my budget.

What Can I Get Started On?

  • The next thing I do when preparing for the week, is work out what things I can do in advance and when.
  • So, for Week 1 for example, I would spend a few hours on Sunday preparing some snacks in advance like the Homemade Beetroot Dip, the Muesli Cookies and the Pear & Ginger Chia Puddings.
  • I would also cut up everything for the Moroccan Beef Tagine, so first thing Monday morning, I can pop it in the oven to slow cook while I am at work.

Get Into A Routine

  • Each night I look at what I can prepare ahead for the next day so on Monday night, I will prepare (or completely make if I have time) the Warm Chicken & Avocado Salad for Tuesday lunch.
  • And I can continue to plot out my week like this, so nothing is stressful. Each night looking to prepare something for the following day’s meals.

The more planning I put into the beginning of a week, the better the outcome for me. And the great thing about using the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Meal Plans, is that the majority of the work is done!
So enjoy your first week and look out for the blogs and newsletters each week as they will give you more tips on how to make your Challenge a success.
Cheree Sheldon, Nutritionist July 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
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