Keeping weight off is work. It involves planning ahead to have the right food on hand, keeping food with you to prevent you from becoming too hungry, cooking instead of eating all meals out, and so on. But you don’t have to devote hours and hours every day to planning. Pick one day a week to cook your meals in advance and freeze them. In addition to cooking in advance, planning out what you’ll eat each day of the week is not only a great way to ensure you have the food you need on hand, but it also cuts down on those “what should I eat” moments.
As a general rule of thumb, devote Sundays to food shopping and meal prepping. On a typical Sunday, I hard-boil a dozen eggs, grill chicken breasts, roast a variety of vegetables, and wash and chop raw carrots, celery and peppers. Having healthy items on hand makes it that much more likely that you will reach for healthy items!