I get asked all of the time what I’m doing to lose and maintain my weight. One of the biggest things I can stress is to meal prep! I meal prep for my parents, husband, and myself so I understand how time consuming it can be! However, it is also completely necessary and a big key to success in my opinion.
When I first started, I kept things super simple. I’m a creature of habit so it wasn’t a big deal for me to eat a lot of the same things all the time. I’ve definitely gotten more creative over time but you’ll probably want to keep it simple and easy at first. I’ve put together a rough meal plan for those who might need some ideas for weekday meals. This is what a typical week looks like for me. The first few weeks are a little hard but it gets so much easier. If I feel hungry in between meals I will usually have an Atkins snack, sharp cheese, or half of an avocado to hold me over.
Breakfast- Cheese and bacon omelette.
Lunch- BLT Salad (easy on the tomatoes).
Dinner- Crock-pot shredded chicken tacos with low-carb tortillas if you must. Top with cheese, avocado, and sour cream. This is actually good all by itself and definitely a weekly meal in my house.
Dessert- 1 Atkins treat bar or 2 pieces of sugar free candy.
Breakfast- 1 slice of Healthy Life Bread and 1 tsp of low-carb PB or plain butter.
Lunch- Tuna Salad wrapped in lettuce. 1 string cheese. And a hand full of almonds.
Dinner- Crack Slaw. This recipe is posted on my page.
Dessert- Atkins treat or sugar free candy.
Breakfast- Cottage cheese topped with fresh berries and Julian’s low-carb granola.
Lunch- Grilled chicken salad with ranch.
Dinner- Grilled steak or chicken with roasted cauliflower and small side salad.
Dessert- Low carb Root Beer Float. This is also posted on my page.
Breakfast- Atkins breakfast bar and coffee.
Lunch- Turkey, cheese, and mayo wrapped in low carb tortillas or lettuce. String cheese and a couple strawberries.
Dinner- Lettuce wrapped cheeseburgers with grilled cauliflower & broccoli. Reduced sugar ketchup and mustard. I also like to add avocado to mine. 🙂
Dessert- Same as above options listed.
Breakfast- Scrambled eggs with cheese.
Lunch- Grilled chicken caesar salad and Atkins treat.
Dinner- Fried almond flour chicken tenders with side salad and steamed broccoli.
Dessert- Same as above options.
Weekends are a little more relaxed for me. Sometimes I will make a big pot of low-carb taco soup and eat that throughout the day or in between activities. If you have questions, please feel free to shoot me an email.