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Welcome to Day 21 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon.
Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete them.
Move fast, act quickly and stop over-thinking. Ready?
What You Need:
- A binder – large if you cook often or enjoy a lot of variety; small if you plan to have a limited library
- Divider tabs – at least three
- A three-hole punch for hole-punching your recipes OR pre-hole-punched plastic envelopes if you want to keep your recipe pages clean
- The weight-loss-friendly recipes, take-out choices and restaurant menus you collated on Day 20: Find Weight-Loss-Friendly Meals.
If several people in your family or household do the cooking or meal organizing, you might want to include them in this process.
First, assemble all the weight-loss-friendly recipes, take-out choices and restaurant menus you collated on Day 20: Find Weight-Loss-Friendly Meals.
If you have recipe books containing only a few recipes that you want, then consider ripping these out or photocopying them, and donating or discarding the books.
Next put your dividers and recipes into the binder.
Use the dividers to categorize recipes by family member, healthiness, difficulty, time needed, or any other way you like to sort your recipes.
What’s great about this system is that it makes it easy for anyone to use it. If different people cook on different nights, you don’t have to worry that your diet actions will suffer. Simply ask everyone to use the binder.
And you can easily update the binder any time you find a new recipe.
Bonus Step For 52 Weight Loss Missions Members
Review Mission 19: Create A Smart Recipe System. Complete the additional steps to create a recipe system incorporating New, Untried and Favorite categories.
What If You Don’t Cook?
I don’t cook but I’ve had to do the work and investigate other options for eating smart. I’ve put together a combination of choices for eating out, take-out, home delivery and occasional frozen meals that works for me. You can do the same, too! 🙂
And you’re done!
See you tomorrow!