Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Having a meal plan is an important thing in recovery. It can allow you to feel satisfied and fueled throughout the day. Plus, knowing what you are eating for your next meal makes it easier to put off eating until your meal when you want to eat for emotional reasons between meals.

Each week I sit with my husband and make a list of what we will have for dinner. It’s casual, but it gives me a good idea of what we need to buy and assures we will use all the food we already have.

I recommend having a place in your kitchen where you write down dinners.

I also have a few breakfast I eat regularly. I always have the ingredients on hand and I sometimes prepare them the night before for convenience.

Early in recovery I would plan all my meals ahead of time, but now I like to be spontaneous. I’ve always stuck with regular meal times though. It keeps me energized and allows me to stick to a schedule.

Planning my meals helps me believe food is always available and makes gorging myself in a binge less appealing.

How can you meal plan this week in order to help your recovery?

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