Start the night before. Plan our your meals and write them down on one piece of paper. Make sure you have all the ingredients needed because if you don’t you won’t go get it and you won’t do it. So put yourself in a position to succeed by lining everything up on Sunday. I think starting one of these little mini-diet-tests is always best on Monday. That way you can really live it up on the weekend.
Decide what you want to focus on. Is is to eat lean protein? Is it to eat more veggies? Is it to eat less carbs? Is it to cut out sweets? Ouch!! I remember being on the road for the NBA and deciding I couldn’t take another snack tray. After the game I ordered a huge plate of broccoli from room service. My person was needing veggies in the worst way.
Decide what you feel like your body is craving and do that for the week. This is not a change forever, just a fun thing to do for the week. But it can also be a helpful learing tool. What kind of foods can you NOT live without or what kinds of foods actually make you feel better.
It is fun to get the whole family to do it with you…most times just the adults. If you feel like this is something you might want to do more often, it would be a good idea to keep a food journal so you know what worked for you and what did not.