Meal Prep for Weight Loss
One of the ways to ensure success when aiming for that goal weight is to Meal Prep ahead of time. This is so significant when it comes to getting ahead of those cravings and achieving the results you want.
Our days are busy enough with getting the kids ready and off to school, getting to work on time, meeting tight deadlines, running errands and oh no here comes those hunger pangs laced with stress, you get the picture. In this scenario one would head for the first drive thru and pick a meal full of sugar, high carbs and unhealthy fats. Fast forward a week later, the weight you have been trying to lose hangs on like your worst enemy and the cycle starts all over again.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”
Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and then preparing your meals is one of important aspects of achieving your weight loss goals and increasing energy levels.
Benefits of Meal Prep
Time Management: By preparing your meals for the week and having healthy food options ready you will be able to avoid cravings and spend more quality time with your family doing what you love.
Helps you Focus: On your goals by following your meal plan for success.
Huge Money Saver: Eating out is costly and will usually lead to gaining more weight and a slimmer wallet.
Portion Control: Preparing your meals allows you to control the amount of servings and calories you consume from Proteins, Carbs and Fats.
Quality Ingredients: You are eating clean and know exactly what is in your meal. This helps rule out the processed junk full of additives and unhealthy fats
How to Meal Prep
Plan what you will eat for the week
Pick 1 day of the week- involve your family and call it “famfun” night
Bring home your veggies, wash and chop right away
Portion out proteins to freeze or cook
Cook your grains ( brown rice,quinoa etc)
Cook large batches of food (slow cooker to the rescue)
Alternatively make baggies of ingredients to cook
Make your breakfast for the week
Have ready to go containers and portion out your food
Tips to Help with Portion Control
Use smaller plates,bowls and mugs
Use the “hand” measuring method
Buy smaller fruits- apples, pears, oranges (natural sugars)
Portion out groceries, snack foods (like nuts), salad dressing or leftovers into servings- e.g. Almonds 150 calories-12 almonds
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