Here is what I decided to do after a few attempts at regimenting my meals… relax and stop stressing. I still wanted to be healthy, I still wanted (at the time) to minimize my calories, but I also wanted to spend some nights going out for drinks, or having a cookie or not spending 12 dollars on a salad across the street from work. I wanted to save money, eat well, and lose weight… how hard could that be right? Don’t get overwhelmed by Instagram and Pinterest, it’s actually quite doable and as a result, you also waste a lot less food!