#1 - Plan!
#2 - Plan!!
#3 - Plan!!!
I cannot overemphasize how important planning is to being healthy.
It is important to make time for and put energy into what you are going to have for your meals and how you are going to prepare them. Rather than wait until you are stressed out, just getting home from work, or tending to the children, why not plan ahead and save some time and headaches. You can cut down on the time it takes you to grocery shop, as well as how much you spend, by simply planning ahead exactly what you need for your meals and snacks for the week prior to shopping.
Using a meal planner such as The Weekly Meal Planning Tool™ can help you organize your meals on a weekly basis. There is an area to put in what needs to come out of the freezer beforehand so you don't get to dinnertime and end up with a frozen steak that still needs to be thawed. Also, many people find that planning meals helps to cut down on the urge to just "grab fast food" because you don't know what to make for dinner. Snacks can even be included so you remember to carry them with you each day and can help you avoid those tempting vending machines!