In “Foods for Fighting Autoimmune Disease Part 2” by WU World Changer Suzanne King, she shares her top 10 meal planning tips and simple ways you can implement them into your busy life! Late joining this series or need a refresher? Catch up on Part 1!
Foods for Fighting Autoimmune Disease Part 2- Making this Meal Plan Work for You!
Here are my top 10 tips for making this Autoimmune Plan work for you!! One of the biggest obstacles preventing people from reaching their health and wellness goals is a lack of proper planning and preparation. Follow the simple guidelines below to maximize your time and create the perfect kitchen environment. This will make you feel organized, confident and in control.
GET RID OF THE JUNK!
Take the time to clean your pantry and fridge of any processed foods, such as anything containing high-fructose corn syrup, refined flours, stabilizers, or hydrogenated fats. Toss or give away boxed cereals, crackers, cereal bars, or meal replacement bars. Generally speaking, if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, your gut won’t recognize it either! Do not use this as a binge excuse – it will only sabotage your goals and future success.
Hormones in food can mess with your metabolism and hamper your weight loss efforts. Purchase organic foods whenever possible. Look in the frozen section for organic produce if the price is a concern. Choose meats that are nitrate-free when possible.
CHOOSE AND PLAN YOUR MEALS FOR THE WEEK.
What are you craving? Look at the recipes and ask yourself, “What sounds delish?” Have fun choosing and always make choices that will help to simplify your life – consider those nights that you have meetings or late night commitments, and bust out the crockpot for those nights.
AFTER YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEALS, MAKE YOUR SHOPPING LIST.
This simple habit will prevent you from buying unnecessary items and trims the cost of your grocery bill.
PEEL, CHOP, AND PREP WHEN YOU GET HOME.
Take the extra time to wash, chop and peel your produce for the week right when you bring home your groceries. I know it can seem like a big task but try employing the entire family and make a date of it. This will save you HOURS during the week, not to mention unwarranted stress!
MAKE ALL OF YOUR DIPS AND DRESSINGS FOR THE WEEK AT ONCE.
Store them in glass mason jars in the refrigerator.
COOK ONCE, EAT THREE TIMES.
Go big or go home baby! Make double, triple or even quadruple portions of your meals for easy leftovers.
PRE-COOK YOUR PROTEINS AND STORE IN THE FREEZER.
Grill, broil or bake your protein, slice it up and store in the freezer.
PREP THE NIGHT BEFORE.
Get ahead of the day by prepping your breakfast, smoothies and daily drinks the night before.
ALWAYS HAVE HEALTHY SNACKS WITH YOU.
This will prevent you from making poor choices when you’re out of the house. Please feel free to comment or email me directly with questions, I am super passionate about this topic because of being an auto-immune sufferer as well as a holistic life coach. These ideas have worked for me and 100’s of clients.