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Save Money By Creating Your Own Fat Loss Meal Plan
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Creating a meal plan can be quite easy. With a few simple guidelines and a little bit of knowledge you can easily do this and save money by eating healthier. Contrary to popular belief healthier eating doesn’t have to cost more. I can guarantee if you do this you will NOT eat unhealthily and stick to your plan and save some money in the process.

First thing you need to know is how to create a balanced meal. The healthiest meal should contain some complex carbohydrates, protein and fats. The amount of each depends on your daily caloric requirements which would need a whole article by itself. So when you’re creating a meal always keep this in mind. For the sake of making things simple just multiple your weight in pounds by 11 and you will have your caloric requirement.

For example: weight = 180 pounds x 11 = 1980 (Daily caloric requirement) this is very basic but will not be far off. If you would like a more accurate figure just look around online for a caloric requirement calculator.

Now that you know how to balance the meals you create the meals. I would recommend that you write each meal for the next 7 days. Shop for this and then don’t go shopping for another week. So what I do is actually write down ‘Monday; breakfast.....’ then do lunch dinner and snacks. Repeat this for each day of the week.

Once I have done that I would write out each of the ingredients needed and put that into a shopping list. By doing this I will know exactly what to buy and buy only that. By doing this I will actually save money because I will not buy things I don’t need and eventually I will know the kinds of food that I regularly buy and go to the places that sell them cheapest.

Make sure that you include snacks. The snacks should be something that you can grab quickly before you leave the house and just carry in your bag. This way instead of being caught hungry at the wrong moment and buying something that is going to ruin your hard work, you will eat something healthy. Just to give you an example here is what I would do:

On Monday for breakfast I will have a boiled egg with wholemeal toast and low fat spread, drink orange juice as well. For my fat loss lunch I will have a ploughman’s sandwich (it’s a sandwich with tomato cheese, lettuce and some other vegetables for those that don’t know) and drink water. For dinner I will have tuna pasta with water. As for snacks for that day I would have some almonds, an apple and a banana.

I would obviously do the same for every day of the week. Now for Monday my shopping list will consist of; egg, wholemeal bread, low fat spread, orange juice, tomato, lettuce, pickled onion, tuna, pasta, almonds, apples and bananas.

It’s really that simple, your very own fat loss meal plan. By doing this every week you will eat healthier. You will stick to your plan and not eat other things because you have everything that you need, food wise. Plus, of course you will save money because you are not wasting money on impulse buys when shopping. 

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