Organization Is Key for Weight Loss
In our last blog, we discussed the importance of strategy in your diet plan. If you want to lose weight planning out when you will work out, what you will eat, and when you will eat are all essential concepts to plan out. But, if this seems a bit too strict of diet plan, there are other ways to improve your diet plan and make sure you aren’t spending more than you have to. Diets and finances often clash, especially when you want a certain type of food that might be expensive. By following our three-part blog series, you might be able to find newer, better ways to diet that won’t break your bank.
In this part of the series, we will be discussing how organizational skills can help you not only plan for your meals, but ensure you can keep your food longer.
Staying organized can help you keep your diet.
Organization can help you in many different facets of your life. However, when it comes to your diet, it can be essential. Organization and your diet can meal planning out your meals, when go buy new groceries, and how to store them. Organization means much more than just planning ahead, it also means to simplify your storage space. If you have an overcrowded refrigerator, this can make keeping groceries difficult. More importantly, having too much in your fridge can make items “disappear” behind other items; which you only find when they have molded and stunk up your refrigerator.
Having a clean, well-organized refrigerator also is better for your psyche. If you open your fridge, only to find a complete mess inside, you are less likely to rummage through it and cook something for yourself. Instead, you might opt for something easy, such as fast-food or delivered pizza. Because of this, you are more likely to choose poor dietary choices, instead of eating something from your fridge.
This ability to organize your fridge to preserve food and make sure you eat it can be a huge benefit to your wallet. In fact, it has been estimated that Americans throw away $165 billion in wasted food a year. This means that 40 percent of all of your groceries is wasted. Because of this, if you plan out your meals, and make sure you have a visible place to put your groceries, hypothetically, you should be able to save some of that wasted money.
Organize what you are buying.
In our previous blog, we talk about how certain foods supply and nourish your body with essential vitamins and nutrients. If you would like to diet well on a budget, you should purchase some of the same items but use them in different ways. For example, chicken is a lean meat that is filled with protein. This is an ideal meal to eat for dinner after you have worked out. The protein is great for resupplying your body with energy, as well as building muscle tone. If you would like to budget, and stay healthy, buying a package of chicken breasts is one of the more, wallet-conscientious decisions. Eggs are also a useful item to use in many different ways. For instance, you can buy a dozen eggs and use them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Organize how you are spending your money.
One of the main flaws in American grocery shopping is that coupons are often forgotten. Your local grocery store puts our coupon books and packets, in the hope you will purchase those specific items. If you are dieting on a budget, coupons may become your best friend. By being able to save money on groceries, you may be able to save money for other purchases, such as a gym membership (which aren’t cheap). Also, coupons generally work on a buy-one-get-one basis, meaning you will have to buy multiples of a product in order to use the coupon. This can also be a benefit to you, especially if you have a large family. Having more items covered by the coupon can not only help you fill more mouths, but help you save a buck in the process.
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