"Mooo-oooom...What's for dinner?"
It's a never-ending saga...it literally comes up Every. Single. Day.
Did you know the average person knows how to cook 5 (or fewer!) recipes by heart?
Let's break down some statistics, shall we?
~29% of Americans meal plan every week (FMI researchers)
~folks between the ages of 50-65 are the most likely to plan ahead (FMI researchers)
~a whopping 53% of people plan dinner within 1 hour of eating it (Hartman Group)
How does this link to your health?
Full disclosure, I personally don't rely on the BMI as a measure of health in my practice, but it can be a useful tool.
Ok, rant over.
Only 8.5% of obese individuals are meal planners whereas 68% of those with a BMI less than 25 plan ahead. Those with a BMI of 25-30 meal are planned only 23% of the time. Those with a BMI over 30 were at an even lower percentage. (NCBI)
Key takeaway...planning ahead is crucial to your long-term health.
There's hope, friend!!
Of those polled in the NutriNet-Santé study, 78% of women planned meals in advance.
Is this you? Not in that boat?
No worries, that means there's room for you to jump in on saving money on meals, reducing waste, and providing a more nutritious variety of meals for your family.
The truth is, meal planning can be super simplified, and I've perfected the method to do this! Lucky you!! 🙌
Don't make this a 2023, "new year, new me" kinda deal. Make it a, "My health is worth it and I'm ready to live with intention and direction."
Curious about where to begin? Let's chat! Here's the direct link to my calendar to set up a time to talk about those struggles and plot out the baby steps to make sure your can't fall off track.