Nutrition Quick Tip: Make a Meal Plan

Making a meal plan is a great way to ensure you're eating a healthy diet.

Before the workweek starts, write down your breakfast, lunch and dinner strategy for each day. Also, create a list of snack options.

Creating a plan will not only keep you from calling for take-out or raiding the vending machine at work, it will also help you shop more efficiently, enjoy more variety, lose or maintain your weight, and save money.

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Having a plan doesn't imply you can't occasionally be spontaneous or even switch up your meals last minute. It simply means you'll be less likely to find yourself hungry, in front of the fridge, not knowing what you should eat (especially after a long workout or workday).

What's your nutrition quick tip? Leave it in the comments or email your tip to nutrition editor Nicole Reino.

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