You probably know from your own experience that many things in life tend to go more smoothly when you take time to plan ahead—but did you know that by using meal planning for weight-loss, you can tremendously increase your chances of success?
Effective meal planning and scheduling is key when it comes to shedding pounds, says research. In a study in the scientific journal The Obesity Society, researchers found that weight loss results are far greater when pre-made meals are used instead of conventional dieting alone. But with busy lives and the fast food-filled environment we live in, how can you plan ahead to have an upper hand in fighting the battle of the bulge?
From meal prepping to keeping a food diary to track your progress, read on for 10 ways that planning can give you an edge when it comes to shedding pounds.
1. A Consistent Diet Plan
We’ve all heard the adage: Failing to prepare is planning to fail. Same goes for your weight loss diet plan, say experts. According to the Mayo Clinic, an organized and healthy diet plan not only can help you learn proper portion sizes and keep your calorie intake in check, it also set clear objectives and benchmarks, which is key when setting weight loss goals.
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