Preparing and consuming your meals at home can help you to stay thin.

If eating out from takeaways or dining at fancy restaurants is making you pile on the weight, it may be time to stop doing so. Prepare your own meals at home instead and enjoy staying thin.

Take charge of the ingredients that are used to prepare your meals. Use low calorie ingredients, seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, etc. Include ingredients that support a healthy weight-loss diet plan.

Be inspired

Pull out some old cooking or recipe books, search the internet or perhaps even join a cooking class if you need some inspiration. It can help you if you need a refresher on some cooking basics too.

Too busy during week

If you find that you are too busy to cook during the week or do not have sufficient time to prepare fresh meals daily, consider preparing them in advance. For example, make extra pasta dishes during the week and freeze them for another day.

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Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.