You may have heard this expression.


“Measure twice, cut once”


Basically saying that a little more planning and prep time will reduce work later on.


An old friend of my Dad’s used to say he liked to “stalk a job”


He’d spend a good ten minutes staring at some fairly basic task, having a good think about it.


But he’d then do it perfectly, every time.


No mistakes.


No having to ‘make do’ with something non-ideal as he hadn’t thought things through.


Tis the same with planning our eating.


We often bowl wildly through life.


Only thinking about our food when it gets to meal time.


Invariably then the easiest option won’t be good.


The vending machine.


The staff canteen.


Starbucks, Costa, Pret, etc.


A garage perhaps.


The last minute option is rarely a good one.


More expensive too usually.


Planning ahead can save you £s and drop you lbs.


Stalking the week will make it healthier.


Think ahead when you do have time to what your meal requirements will be during the coming week.


When you do have a bit of time, plan your meals, get the food and prep it.


It’ll take less time and money.


Just the time will need to be put in in advance.


You might have a think on a Saturday morning about the coming weeks plans and do an online shop order to arrive Sunday.


Then batch cook a number of meals in Sunday night.


And have the necessary ingredients ready for any other meals.


An hour of two work.


Rather than 10-20 extra minutes per meal.


Less money.


Measure twice, cut once.


Stalk the week.



Much love,


Jon ‘Stalker’ Hall and Matt ‘The judge said no closer than 50 metres’ Nicholson


P.S. If you’ve missed it, here’s the link for those who want to find out more about what we do –

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.