Why Meal Prep Is Important
We are big supporters of meal prep. You don’t have to be a body builder to partake, and it saves heaps of time in the week when you normally have little to spare. I know it seems like an arduous task, but it’s importance in achieving your goals really can’t be underestimated. Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and then preparing your meals or having your meal prepared for you is one of important aspects of achieving a healthy, balanced diet.
Many of you may already be on the meal prep grind and know that when Sunday arrives its time to get in the kitchen and get to work. But, for many of you Sunday may just be another day of the week filled with football, Netflix or watching re-runs of Saved by the Bell. If that’s the case than leave all the work to us. We’re here for everyday people who are looking to improve their eating habits, without sacrificing any of the fun.
Taking the step to plan for your meals throughout the week will leave you feeling accomplished.
You’ll be prepared at snack time when hunger strikes with something nourishing, so you can feed your body regularly and keep you metabolism humming. Snacking regularly will stop your body falling into a catabolic state, which results in the loss of lean body tissue (including muscle) and a depression of your metabolic rate.
Improves Time Management
The one thing everyone has in common, and will continue to complain about each day, is not having enough time. Not enough time to exercise. Not enough time to handle all the tasks throughout your day. Not enough time to eat healthy. we’ve all been there and sometimes the easiest, quickest option becomes a fat-packed, high caloric fast food meal because we don’t have the time.
By having your means prepared for the week and having quality, healthy food options within grasp you won’t have to go out of your way to get food, saving yourself both time and some serious calories. Better management of your meals will allow you to better manage your time throughout the day.
Meal Prep Will Have You Stay On Track
Having your food prepared for your entire week is the best and easiest way to keep you on track with your nutrition goals. Whether you are trying to lose weight or gain weight you should have a plan regarding how much food you should be eating daily or weekly.
By having your meals prepared and divided into their specific portions you will be more likely to stay on track with a healthy eating lifestyle.
Meal Prep Will Help You Regulate Portion Control
Preparing your meals allows you to control the portions of your food so you can be precise in the number of calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein you are consuming within each meal. Unless you are bringing a pocket food scale with you everywhere you go when you eat out, unfortunately you won’t really know the different between one cup of pasta and 1½ cups of pasta just by looking at it.
Using these pasta portions as an example, this lack of precision meal after meal could lead to you eating hundreds of more calories and carbohydrates throughout your day then you were supposed to. If you have a specific health goal in mind and nutrition plan set for yourself then preparing your meals is going to allow you to stay on track with that. Sometimes it’s not all about WHAT you are eating, but HOW MUCH of it you are eating.
Win The “Mind Game”
If you want to be the best in anything you do, and especially when it comes to fitness and your nutrition, you need to focus on winning the mental game. If you?re not mentally prepared to get in the gym and lift some heavy weight, you’ve already lost the battle with yourself. By preparing your nutritional intake for the entire week through a couple hours of meal prepping you are mentally preparing yourself for the week.
Thinking about your food, what you are going to eat, and when you are going to eat it are tasks that have already been completed. By conquering the mental aspect of your nutrition plan you can steer your mental focus towards your workouts each day and stand victorious each day, knowing you are winning the mental battle.
Preparing a path towards your goals is a fundamental step towards achieving such goals. If you have a fitness goal set for yourself, whether it’s to lose weight or gain weight, you need to be prepared. Prepare your meals and prepare yourself for a road towards success.
Contact us and let us help you plan for a smoother week!
One delicious meal at a time.