Meal Prep 101: Creating A Meal That Heals

I am often asked what foods I ate to lose so much weight and cure my pre-diabetes.

Remember, if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.  When prepping your meals for the day or week, here’s a few things to remember:
1.) Think about how many times you’re going to eat. You don’t want to leave any time out or you’re leaving room for bad food choices.
2.) Stick to the Plan. Even when your boss wants to take you out for a great FREE meal, stick to your plan. Your body will thank you later for it.
3.) Remember why you are doing it.  Some days will be tough and just want to throw that plastic container away, but remember to incorporate “cheat meals” and don’t forget your goal(s) in doing it in the first place!

Here is a sample of my typical meal selections for a day, then… and now.

Option 1: Bran cereal with low fat soy milk, raisins, bananas, ground flax seeds and cinnamon. No added sugar ! Drink water.
Option 2: Oatmeal with organic 2% milk, raisins and fresh sliced peaches. And drink water

Morning snack:
Option 1: Handful of nuts and piece of fruit. Drink water
Option 2: Air popped popcorn (no salt) and banana. Drink water

Option 1: Vegetarian chili (homemade or Wegmans) on brown rice with curry spice. Whole wheat toast. Drink Water
Option 2: Beans and brown rice with cayenne pepper. Wheat crackers. Drink Water

Afternoon snack:
Option 1: Raw carrots. Drink Water
Option 2: Celery sticks with organic peanut butter. Drink water.