What I Eat in a Week (Vegan Meal Prep)

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Why Meal Prep:

When I think of meal prep I immediately think of weight loss, but meal prep has benefits beyond dropping a few pounds.

  • Saving Money – No matter what you tell yourself, packing your own lunch is cheaper than takeout. Even if the takeout is $5 a packed lunch is cheaper. Trust me. Portioning your food also saves money – If you take a chili recipe that serves 6 and portion those servings out into 6 containers you won’t eat double the portion without thinking and have to buy more food later.
  • Special Diets – If you’re vegan, like me, or subscribe to any other special diet you never have to worry about food meeting your needs.
  • Environment – Every time you eat takeout the packaging, bag, utensils, and cup eventually end up in the landfill. Bringing  your own lunch to school or work reduces waste and your negative impact on the environment.
  • Health – If nutrition is a concern, meal prep insures you always have a healthy meal prepared.

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How I created My First Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe

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Research

The primary function of a capsule wardrobe is to curate a closet of about 30-40 pieces (sometimes smaller) per season (3 months) as a means of eliminating the stress clothing can cause in your life by taking up space, causing decision fatigue, or financial strain. Whether you decide to base your capsule wardrobe on project 333, go with 37 pieces, exclude accessories from your count, or don’t count pieces at all, the point is to simplify and only be surrounded by things you love. So, do your research and decide which method works best for you.

After all my research, I decided to go with 40 pieces including clothing and shoes, but excluding accessories. I only own a few turbans, a few hats, and about 15 dainty necklaces I layer (usually 3 or 4 at a time). Those items take up very little space and are a great way to jazz up an outfit so I didn’t feel the need to include them.

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Capsule Combination #1

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I stopped blogging at Fat Shopaholic because consumerism is no longer a primary focus in my life. It felt disingenuous to continue posting on a platform born out of the need to shower myself with things I neither deserved or could afford when I’d been using a capsule wardrobe since November 2015. Capsule dressing has brought a tremendous about of ease to my life. I wear more of my clothing than ever before, getting dressed in the morning no longer requires digging through over flowing bins and sloppy piles of clothes, and I can redirect the money spent on clothing to experiencing more and paying off debts.

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