Transitioning to Levels III and IV~Incorporating up to 4 or more meals a week
By now, you may be getting more comfortable with eating more fruits and veggies. You may be getting into more a routine with your meal planning to help you become more successful eating more healthfully.
What does incorporating more plant based meals look like?
It is going to vary for everyone and everyone’s schedule and family situation. Generally, I can give you some guidelines but feel free to tailor each idea to fit your own personal situation. This should not be stressful but could be challenging in a good way. Remember that you are trying to modify what we do the most of anything in our day ( like eat!) and change it. Your new lifestyle is about being more compassionate and that includes yourself! Do not worry if some weeks are better than other weeks. Life can get in the way at times, but if you can look at this transition as a gradual process that you keep coming back to and it will grow on you, your habits, your thoughts and eventually lifestyle. You will come back to it because you feel so amazing. Your energy is soaring. Your mood is happy. Your stress levels are kept in perspective. If you’re getting enough fiber, you’re no longer hungry or eating out of boredom. If you’re an athlete, your recovery is faster.
Some of you may have to retrain a lot, while for others, it may be an easier process. Please remember that baby steps are better than no steps.
Simple tip~ look at your plate and make sure it is colorful and filled with more plants than animal foods.
Weekly ideas ~
*Plan your meals and shop the plan.
*Trash all unhealthy processed junk foods.
*Everyday is a plant based breakfast.
* Make dinners extend to have as leftover lunch.
*See Meal Planner Ideas with Recipes