What To Do If You're Just Starting Your BARE Journey! – LEAH ITSINES

What To Do If You're Just Starting Your BARE Journey!

My BARE Guide is packed with over 120 exclusive recipes, an abundance of resources and flexible weekly planners so you can feel happy and healthy while enjoying all your favourite foods.

I want you to enjoy everything that BARE has to offer! So here are my 6 top tips on how to get the most out of the BARE Guide.

The BARE Essentials

1. Plan ahead

Whether you want to meal prep, batch cook or cook as you go, organisation is key when it comes to the BARE Guide. I’ve designed example weekly meal plans, which you can follow or use for inspiration, while also providing you with a meal planner template so you can easily choose your BARE meals and plan them out for the week ahead. This small organised step helps you to save money, not waste food and, most importantly, ensure your body is getting all the macronutrients it needs to thrive. In this case, the BARE Guide meal planners & shopping lists are super helpful.. I know I personally use them each week to help me plan my meals for the week! Below is an example meal planner we have in the BARE Guide!

2. Swap recipe and ingredients to your liking!

I’ve designed every BARE meal to be flexible and swappable so you can eat to suit your lifestyle. So if you don’t like a Model 1 Main Meal then simply swap it for another Model 1 Main Meal recipe OR if you love recipe but don’t like a particular ingredient then use the Swaps & Alternatives chart in the resources of the BARE Guide to find an appropriate alternative. For instance, swap a zucchini for broccoli, swap an egg for a flaxseed egg or swap white flour for gluten free flour.

3. Prep on Sundays

Whether you want to meal prep or not, using Sunday as your prep day is another great way to stay organised and relieve yourself from stress and hunger pains later on during the week. At a basic level, I recommend using Sundays to plan your meals for the week ahead, confirm any swaps, write out your shopping list, buy your ingredients and get your meals ready for Monday.

4. Stock up your pantry

If you look through the recipes, you’ll notice that there are a few staple ingredients I use throughout the BARE Guide. Some of these items you may already have in your cupboard but I recommend keeping these ingredients well stocked so you have everything you need to create your BARE meals. In the resources of the BARE Guide, you can discover my full list of kitchen essentials for fridge, freezer and pantry.

5. Join the community

Get daily support and motivation from myself and the private BARE Guide Facebook Community. Here you can connect with women all over the world, including my BARE Ambassadors, while sharing tips, tricks and ideas.

6. Don’t forget the resources

While all the BARE recipes are super amazing, make sure you don’t skip over the resources in the BARE Guide. From my Snacking Guide and Cooking Basics to Universal Measurement Conversions and Swaps and Alternatives, I’ve packed the resources with an abundance of food, cooking and nutritional information that are not only going to help you get the most out of BARE but also help you to enjoy healthy eating for life.

If you have any other BARE questions, be sure to let me know via my contact form or Instagram! I absolutely love hearing from you and want to answer any questions you may have.

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Leah xx