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PLAN MEALS AHEAD TO AVOID DIETING DISASTER!

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What can happen when you don’t plan ahead? Dieting disaster, if you’re not careful! Before you know it, you could be raiding the kitchen for unhealthy munchies, end up overeating, and still be left unsatisfied.

Here are four tips to help you plan complete, satisfying meals and master any diet:

1) Make use of Diet.com’s Meal Ideas. It’s the best place to start learning what makes up a complete meal! Diet.com provides a variety of ideas for regular meals and snacks that you can easily print off. Strive for a balance of whole grains, fruits and veggies, some healthy fat, and a source of lean protein for a satisfying meal solution. Diet.com’s meal plans average 45-55% calories from carbohydrates, 20-25% calories from protein, and 25-30% calories from fat.

2) Try family-friendly, budget-conscious options. Change your plan to work with your family’s needs and within your budget! You might discover new meal ideas to branch out to. Use Diet.com’s Alternative Meal Ideas to customize your meals and still keep track of your calories easily. Or, you can browse through over 1000 appetizers, meals, snacks, and more in Diet.com’s Recipe Section.

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3) Make a shopping list. Don’t go to the grocery store unprepared! Having a grocery list will keep you focused on the healthy, delicious foods you’re going to eat that week and not on the tempting aisles of unhealthier options. Diet.com makes grocery shopping easy with the Grocery Shopping Guide, a downloadable list of healthy products to look for when you go shopping.

4) Plan for your busy days. when you need quick meals on the run. If you know that Monday is going to be hectic, plan a quick and easy meal that day and have the ingredients ready to go! Try Diet.com’s Meals in Minutes tool for satisfying meals ideal for busy lives.

With these tips under consideration, remember that it’s best to keep an open mind! Go outside your food comfort zone to try new healthy foods you’ve been curious about. Healthy eating doesn’t mean sacrificing all your favorites either. Use Diet.com’s Meal Planning tools to help you get a proper balance of the nutrients you need. With careful planning, you can develop a diet for weight loss success and a long-term plan for healthy living.

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