Welcome to the Meal Calendars!
We have two different calendars here; one geared to weight loss and one geared towards weight maintenance and performance. The main difference that you will notice will be centered around how many carbohydrates are included in the meals. For weight loss, we will be pretty low carb, though there will be some complex carbohydrates. A healthy balance of carbs can be great for energy!
The breakfast is the same for both meal plans and is consistent throughout. If you get tired of it, feel free to mix it up! I find that having a consistent breakfast that I don't have to think too much about and that fuels my day makes life a little bit easier.
I am a fan of making large batches of food on a couple days during the week so that we can use leftovers for lunches and then re-purpose some base ingredients for other meals. I think I would die without a crock pot. If you don't have one yet, today is the day to go out and invest in one! Each weeks planning starts with Saturday, there will be more meal prep during the weekend and first part of the week. If your weekly schedule lines up differently, please adjust accordingly for what works best for you!
These are intended to be guidelines, mix and match meals within the same calendar as much as you want. Everyone has a different need when it comes to how much food they need to make, if you have a family to feed, be sure to increase how much you are cooking for each meal.