10 Reasons you should be doing Meal Prep
Meal prep the art of planning, preparing, and packaging your meals and snacks in advance, typically for the upcoming week, with the intention of clean eating and portion control.
- You will save money
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive if you plan in advance! You will also gain control and stop buying pricey meals at work.
- It will help you lose weight
Planning your meals in advance is key to weight loss as you know exactly what you are putting into your body, and how much.
- Food shopping is simplified
Wandering aimlessly around the food aisles will become a thing of the past.
- The art of portion control
The beauty of meal prep is that it teaches you balance. If you want to lose weight and consume the right amount of nutrients, portion control is vital.
- You won’t waste food
When you meal prep, you use all of your ingredients for the week, and it is very unlikely that you will have any left over if you plan correctly!
- You will save time
Although you do need to invest some time upfront to plan out your meals properly and to cook them, you will still end up saving time overall.
- It is an investment in your health
People who do this are able to eat cleaner than those who don’t, with ease! You won’t be scrambling to find something to eat, and risk being exposed to unhealthy options, because your meal is already prepared, and it’s healthy!
- You will gain more willpower
Keeping a routine in place is key to healthy eating, and you will find it becomes easier to turn down the foods you know you shouldn’t be eating!
- It will reduce stress
Stress can affect your immune system, cause digestive issues, and disrupt your sleeping patterns.
- It will bring variety to your meals
If you are able to put thought into your meals ahead of time, it will become easy to choose from several different food categories (protein, fat, grains, vegetables, etc) in order to get the variety you need to fuel your body. Feel free to mix it up every week!