The Meal Planning Secret Weapon Solution to Lose Weight Easier

7 Reasons Why a Meal Plan Helps You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

When you think of losing weight, which do you think is more important?

  1. Spending hours at the gym working out.
  2. Consistently eating healthy meals.

Hopefully, you answered number two because that’s correct!

And here’s the short and sweet reason – For most of us, it’s easier to lower calorie intake than it is to burn more calories by ramping up exercise to the pace needed to keep up.

According to Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic:

“ . . . weight loss is generally 75 per cent diet and 25 per cent exercise. An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies found that people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.”

That’s why having a consistently healthy diet is essential, whether your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle or fit into a new (or that once-favourite!) pair of jeans.

Is eating healthy easier said than done?

While it’s easy to want to eat healthier, adopting and sticking to a plan can be a challenge if you’re going into it blindly.

With Maccas and other fast-food restaurants everywhere you go, it’s tempting just to order takeout when you’re looking for something quick and easy. However, following a meal plan is KEY in reaching your health goals and your target weight.

At Thinco, we say NO to Yo-Yo dieting! Instead, we believe healthy weight loss is possible by educating and helping each other.

That’s why we’ve created free downloadable meal plans to help support you in meeting your goals.

If you’re still not convinced why you need a healthy eating plan, here are seven additional reasons why following a nutritious meal plan can be the secret to your weight loss success.

1. Eat healthier and reach your health goals!

We’ve already mentioned that what you eat is more important than how many sit-ups and push-ups you’re able to do. Having a meal plan creates a clear roadmap for you to follow to reach your goals by telling you precisely what you need to do to get there. No guessing necessary.

Our free downloadable meal plans can help you whether you’re already living an active lifestyle or are just starting out on your journey.

2. Save Time

You’re busy, and sometimes the last thing on your list is eating healthy. The lack of time to prepare healthy, nutritious meals often leads to steady weight gain. Before you know it, you don’t recognise the number on the scale or the person in the mirror.

But because you don’t have to figure out what to eat with a meal plan, you save time and still get everything you need to get done, done. You can also cut down on the amount of time you spend at the grocery store because you’ll walk in with a pre-determined list that has the actual ingredients you’ll need for that week. (So no searching and no impulse grabs!)

3. Decrease Food Waste

According to Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, one-third of the world’s food is wasted. And in that Australian’s waste about 7.3 million tonnes of food – the equivalent to five bags of groceries!

Meal planning helps you cut down on food waste and manage your weight. For example, instead of feeling bad that you’ve bought so much and trying to eat it all, you learn to purchase just enough.

Having a grocery list when you enter a store limits the aimless wandering up and down the aisles buying more than what you need. Additionally, having a list of ingredients will allow you to check your cupboards and refrigerator before purchasing duplicate items.

4. Save LOTS of Money

Do you ever wish to invest some money in a trainer or maybe a new cute workout outfit? Well, meal planning can help you with that in two significant ways:

  • It minimises the chances of you throwing random things in your cart because you’ll be going into the supermarket with an itemised list.
  • Since you’re preparing your delicious meals and snacks, you can minimise the number of times you’re going out to eat.

And when you’re not going out to eat or adding other snacks to your cart, you’re less likely to be tempted to cheat on your meal plan. The result is a more healthy, fit you!

5. Enjoy Food Variety

When you think of meal planning, you might be picturing eating the same bland chicken on a bed of lettuce all day, every day. But it doesn’t have to be. Eating healthy can be a foodie’s dream too!

With a well-crafted plan, you can make sure there are various dishes throughout the week and even throughout the day. A detailed food regimen also helps you ensure you incorporate multiple fruits and veggies, so you do not experience any flavour fatigue.

If you check out Thinco’s downloadable meal plans you’ll notice a different dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not only that, the programs encourage incorporating herbs and spices to dress up your dishes. 

6. Learn Portion Control

Portion control is a critical element in creating a healthy lifestyle that goes beyond weight loss.

Following a meal plan not only gives you what to eat but how much to eat as well. Also, when you’re preparing your meals, you’ll become more keenly aware of just how big or small your portions are, and that will also trickle into how you eat in restaurants, where amounts tend to be larger.

7. Reduces the Stress

Stress impacts your ability to maintain a healthy weight and your well-being. Trying to lose weight and eat healthy without a plan can add to the pressure.

Meal plans eliminate the stressful last-minute rush of figuring out what to eat, what to cook or even what to buy. It’s all on the schedule. By reducing stress, you also minimise your default reaction to eat unhealthy snacks.

Discover the best you possible!

Maintaining a healthy (and easy to follow) plan is essential to your health goals.

That’s why at Thinco, we’re passionate about helping you discover the best possible version of yourself. There is no perfect body or size, and it’s about being happy and loving yourself as you are.

Download the complete Thinco® Program Guide:

Please note, this program needs to be used in conjunction with the Thinco® Weight Control Drops or Thinco® Weight Control Capsules. If you’ve already purchased and just want a handy version of the PDF guide, or happened to lose your printed program guide, we’ve shared it here for you to access!

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