So you’re working hard in the gym every day and not seeing the results you anticipated. You’re not alone, exercise does amazing things for your body, but without the proper nutrition its hard to see results. Remember the old saying, its 20% exercise and 80% diet.
But when you’re trying to juggle work, family, social life, household chores and health, it does become hard to always eat healthy. This is where meal prepping comes in.
What Is Meal Prepping?
Just as exercise is unique to each person, meal prepping can be different for each individual and their routine. Its important to make meal prepping based around your needs and goals rather than someone else’s. Essentially meal prepping is to assist you in saving time when meal time comes around and helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Guide To Meal Prepping:
Step 1.) Pick a day you have a few hours spare to cook and plan your meals every week. For a lot of people Sundays are the best day to pick as its on the weekend and is the start of the new week.
Step 2.) Plan out what you will eat for the week. This might seem daunting but trust us its the best way to start meal prepping. Pick out healthy recipes that you can cook in bulk and freeze. Tip: Choose meals you enjoy to eat to make staying on track an ease.
Step 3.) Write out all the ingredients you will need for the week and any snacks you will have. Tip: Choose whole foods like organic fruits & vegetables and nuts & seeds as your snacks.
Step 4.) Make sure you have enough Tupperware that can be easily transported, BPA free and microwavable safe.
Step 5.) Get Prepping! You don’t need to cook every meal for the week all at once, thats a massive task that will leave you drained and bored! Prep your snacks by cutting up vegetables and making dips like hummus or guacamole, cook your lunches for the week and store them in tupperware, marinate chicken/meat and freeze for later.
Step 6.) Enjoy home cooked meals any time of the day, save money and reach your fitness goals!