Updated: Mar 30
As a busy caregiver, it can be a challenge to prioritize weight loss amidst the demands of daily life. Counting calories and tracking food have their place but sometimes are days that may seem daunting, especially if you have limited time.
This is why I developed the Simple Daily Realistic Plan to make weight loss doable no matter what your day holds.
My personal goal in life is to be prepared for aging, and I believe that attending to my health and weight is crucial for achieving this. If you are reading this, chances are that these things matter to you as well.
So how can we simplify the weight loss process?
By taking just five minutes a day to plan our meals ahead of time.
Instead of relying on emotions and urges to dictate our food choices, we can make a conscious effort to plan what we eat.
This process can be broken down into three simple steps: plan your meals for the day, evaluate your plan at the end of the day or the following morning, and adjust as necessary for the next day's plan.
By planning ahead, we engage the conscious part of our brain, which is focused on our future goals. When we allow our unconscious brain to lead the way, we are more likely to give in to temptations and impulses.
For example, if we smell a cookie, we might eat it without thinking. But if we have intentionally planned our meals for the day, we are more likely to resist the temptation of a cookie because we have already allotted ourselves a dessert.
When we evaluate our plan at the end of the day, we can identify areas for improvement. Maybe we didn't eat enough vegetables or our snack didn't hold us over until dinner. By making adjustments to our plan, we remain in control of our food choices.
With the Simple Daily Realistic Plan, there's no need to count calories, remove carbs, or wonder why we ate the whole bag of candy. All it takes is a few minutes a day to write down our plan, follow it, and evaluate it.
So why not give it a try?
I've attached a free planning page to help you get started. With this simple plan, you can achieve your weight loss goals without sacrificing valuable time and energy.
If you are ready to take your weight loss to the next level check out my Weight Loss for Busy Caregivers 10-week program opening up on April 10th. Visit theeverydaynurse.com for more information.