A first step toward the goal of a healthy weight loss diet can be simply to eliminate all fast food. Planning a weekly menu of healthy meals (based on the food pyramid) is the second step. Next is making a list of ingredients needed for the meals. A trip to the grocery store armed with the newly made list completes the planning phase.
Working moms and dads may find it easier on their schedules to prepare all meals in advance, perhaps over a weekend. This way, meals can be simply heated and served in less time than the usual trip to the drive-through for carryout. A realistically conservative goal is to implement this schedule for only one week. At the end of the week, a family can be well on their way to a healthier way of life using a weight loss diet.