So, you've gotten rid of the junk, right? Beginning a new lifestyle is the hardest, but so worth it.
Now that the junk is gone, we can move on to meal prepping. In my opinion, 7 days of meal prepping is too much. I think this is sometimes how some people fail.
For me, I purchased groceries for the entire week, but I only prepared 2-3 days worth. Why? Because I am not a fan of chicken heated up on the seventh day. Preparing 2-3 days of meals at a time may have been a little more work, but having my food fresh was more important.
Step 1: Think simple and easy.
Step 2: Shop for 10lb of chicken, fresh produce, low calorie dressings, and some spices, eggs, and turkey bacon. Throw some lean ground beef in, too.
Step 3: I'm a snacker, so I always get bananas, apples, yogurt, and rice cakes for snacks on hand. Also, PEANUT BUTTER for everything! But I did limit my peanut butter to a only a few servings!
Step 4: Lay out what you plan on having for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. When you are prepared, you are more likely to stay on track.
Example Meal Prep:
Breakfast - 2 eggs, turkey bacon
Snack #1 - Bananas, yogurt
Lunch - Chicken on a spinach salad
Snack #2 - Rice cake & peanut butter
Dinner - Chicken, red potatoes, asparagus
This is easy for those looking for a jump start! I wish you the best of luck, and as always, if you have questions, just ask!