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DAY 10: Plan next week’s meals in advance
The key to successful long-term healthy eating is planning ahead to make sure you’re fueling your body with nutritious foods. Plus, knowing what you’re going to eat takes the stress out of having to figure it out at the end of a hectic day.
This weekend, write down next week’s dinners. I encourage you to plan breakfast and lunches too, if appropriate. As you plan, think about how you can cook once and make two or more meals out of it. Batch cook soups, casseroles, pasta sauce or chili on the weekend and freeze to serve on a busy weeknight. Cook an extra portion of salmon or chicken at dinner for a simple, no-prep lunch the next day.
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DAY 9: Eat a leafy green vegetable
DAY 8: Drink a cup of green tea
DAY 7: Snack on fruit
DAY 6: Use a smaller plate
DAY 5: Eat more veggies
DAY 4: Practise eating slowly
DAY 3: Boost fibre at breakfast
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