Unfortunately, being a food addict means religiously planning meals to avoid sneaky snacks and anxiety-ridden binges.

Planning every meal can suck the joy out of food, the same way cooking quells an appetite.

So once a week I plonk myself down to make a meal plan for a minimum of 5days in advance.

Starting from scratch is daunting even if you enjoy cooking, I’m lucky that there’s 2 of us on this journey to thindom, but unlucky to be the obsessive of the twosome.

The internet is your friend. 

If you’re on slimming world like I am, then the app and the site give you a million recipes that are easily adapted. If not slimming world then there are loads of healthy recipes all over the World Wide Web.

You don’t need a complicated system

a post it note and a pen is sufficient.

After your meal plan it’s important to make a shopping list and stick to it (it’s lbs you want to lose not £s).

But again, it can dull quite quickly if you don’t know what you want to eat in the week and want a varied week of meals.

To counter this, I’ve decided to trial a

weekly local veg box.

Not only do the company provide a wide variety of weird and wonderful fresh, local  veg, they put up recipes each week on their Pinterest to inspire your cooking.

My order is in, let’s see if this veg box works! 

If you’re quick enough then you can get 75% off your first order. 

Get ready for weekly photos of delicious local veg!