Start meal prepping to maximize your chance of a successful fitness journey.

David Seger
David Seger

 | 1 minute to read
Others
Start meal prepping to maximize your chance of a successful fitness journey.

You just got of work after a long day with overtime at the office and you havent had anything to eat since lunch - hungry and tired you take aim for the first drive trough you see to fill you up on junk because you cant stand the thought of picking up groceries and cooking tonight. Lack of time is one of the top reasons why people choose quick takeout meals, which are often calorie-dense and a big factor to the epidemic of obesity in the world today. Now, imagine a different scenario where within a few minutes of getting home you have a healthy, delicious, home made meal ready to satisfy you for the evening. This is some of the many benefits you get from meal prep: - Can help save money. - Can ultimately save time. - Can help with weight control, as you decide the ingredients and portions served. - Can contribute to an overall more nutritionally balanced diet. - Can reduce stress as you avoid last minute decisions about what to eat, or rushed preparation. Dont know where to start - ask for help! Fittr is a great platform for advice.
user

David Seger

Choose a specific day of the week to: 1) plan the menu, whether week by week or for the whole month, and write out your grocery list 2) food shop, 3) do meal prep, or most of your cooking. Some of these days may overlap if you choose, but breaking up these tasks may help keep meal planning manageable. On your meal prep day, focus first on foods that take the longest to cook and multitask, while your protein is in the oven - boil your grains and chop your veggies to maximize efficency. Also consider preparing staple foods that everyone in the family enjoys and which you can easily add to a weekday meal or grab for a snack: washed greens for a salad, hardboiled eggs, a bowl of chopped fruit etc. And last but not least - Keep it simple!

Global Community background