Learning how to meal prep like a boss doesn’t have to be difficult.
It really is the number one way for you to stay on track with your eating, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Being active is very important during your weight loss journey, however, you can exercise all day long, but if you are not eating the right foods all the hard work won’t be reflected on the scale.
When meal prepping you will avoid takeout meals. It can be a big game-changer for weight loss because you get to plan your meal ahead.
It cuts down on calories and unhealthy food.
Spending your days at home, will bring the temptation to snack. Eating something tasty (usually unhealthy) can be great distraction from work, but the problem is that snacking has become more than just the mid-afternoon occurrence it’s meant to be.
Snacking when you’re bored or stressed and not really hungry can mess with your energy, especially if you’re snacking on foods high in simple carbs and sugar. One way to fight unhealthy snacking is to meal prep healthy snacks in advance.
With our busy schedules, it’s often hard to cook every single day and sometimes even when we do have the time, we would rather be spending it doing something else. That is why we love to cook in batch! Another thing that makes meal prepping super easy is making a big batch of roasted sweet potatoes, a big batch of roasted greens, a delicious big salad and a variety of lean proteins like turkey, fish and a chicken.
To succeed in your weight loss journey, you will need to have a meal plan.
In your meal plan you should include all the meals you want to prepare for the upcoming week, all the ingredients you need from your local grocery store and once you have your meal plan, you need to set aside two days to prepare all the food you want. It is easy, right?
Calorie counting can be so overwhelming so when you meal prepping you know exactly what you eat and the idea of your meal plan is for you to focus on enjoying your food and having meals prepped for you that you know are well-balanced so you don’t have to worry about counting calories.
Remember that every person is different and we all require different calorie intakes to lose weight. If you combine meal prepping with a workout routine, you will definitely see a positive change in every way. Meal prepping is not a diet, it is a lifestyle and the key is finding a lifestyle you love so that you stick to it.