Written by guest blogger Danielle French
One of the most common questions I get asked on my Instagram account is ‘what helps you stay on track and stick to plan?’
Without a doubt the biggest tip I can give is to plan your meals in advance and keep a food diary to document your daily food intake and syns etc.
I have had a food diary since a first started my journey almost 3 years ago and honestly don’t think I would have got to my target weight without it.
Once a week I will sit down and plan my breakfast, lunch and dinner for the week ahead. I try to mix up my meals to keep them interesting.
I then go to the supermarket and do my food shop for the week. This really helps me to keep me organised and on track. It also means I am not having to think on the spot what on plan meals I can have for lunch and what healthy extras I have left as its already planned out for me. (A shopping list is included in the meal diaries)
At the end of everyday I will then fill in my food diary with the days food, adding any extra snacks, syns etc I have had than day.
Keeping your food old food diaries is also a great way to look back on weeks when you have had a good loss or have struggled.
Tanya reviews The Skinny Caffe Food Diaries.
If you would like to use this helpful weight loss tip you can find all our food diaries below.