As I have mentioned before I work with the fantastic Felicity Neale on my weight loss journey. Felicity works week to week setting me meal plans and exercise based upon our goals which are currently weight loss and fat reduction.
My meal plan is great because I am never hungry! I eat five times a day on gym days and four times a day on non-gym days. I will eat before and after the gym, around 11am and 2pm and again about 6pm.
I cook and meal prep a few days in advance so usually have two or three days of meals ready and then store the different components which make up the meals until I need to prep the next few days. I find this is the best way to stay on plan and avoids the risk of picking something quick and easy and unhealthy just because I am hungry.
I have tried lots of food combinations over the last 6 or so months and it is really showing the results for me too. I tend to have the same meals over the course of a week so when I love the combination this definitely helps boost my meal times.
There are many meal combos that I enjoy / have enjoyed but the ones below are the ones I especially love.
Chicken, sweet potato and green beans – I LOVE sweet potato and chicken is always a winner so every time I have had this on my meal plan I have been pretty excited. I usually season with salt and / or pepper and enjoy some cayenne pepper with it as well. This will absolutely be a meal I will look forward to.
Minced turkey, pumpkin and broccoli – I was finding turkey breast to be quite dry when cooked and stored for meal prep and also quite expensive so tried some turkey mince and found it was delicious. Now whenever turkey is on the menu I buy the mince. This combination with mashed pumpkin and broccoli with some cayenne pepper / chilli is so so good!
Oats, protein powder and peanut butter – this is my absolute favourite breakfast! When I was eating it for breakfast I would have to say that my motivation to get through my gym session, especially if I was having an off day, was the fact that I could have a tablespoon of peanut butter with my oats! I combined the oats and peanut butter with the Women’s Best Salted Toffee Pretzel or Peanut Butter Marshmallow protein powder and they were both perfect in the combination. This is quite possibly my favourite healthy breakfast meal!
I haven’t specified the macros for my meal as Felicity puts them together specifically for me. If you want to try any of the combinations you should make sure they fit your individual macros!