There’s meal prepping - then there’s healthy meal prepping. Be sure to know the difference and shop for the ingredients that are best for you and your weight management goals. For many people who are slightly intimidated by the process of meal prepping, this is a great introduction for you. This will be a brief guide that covers all the tips and tricks you need to know in order to become a successful meal prepper. Really, there are three main components of meal prepping. The first is shopping, the second cooking, and the third preparing and mapping out your calories. Let’s dig in!
Shopping Guide For Meal Preppers:
When it comes to meal prepping, most meal preppers are after saving money in addition to losing, gaining, or remaining at their target weight. Meal prepping can be an extremely cost effective technique to buying groceries, and because you are often buying in bulk and saving money, you can often invest in higher quality ingredients that you once thought were too expensive. Here are some tips on how to shop in order to maximise your success as a meal prepper:
Tips and Tricks on How to Cook as a Meal Prepper:
Cooking as a person who meal preps is an art - there are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your meals. While meal prepping is extremely easy, and for the most part you can cook as you normally would, because of the fact that you are leaving it in the fridge for up to a week there are a few important things to note:
How many calories you eat and the types of food you ingest depends entirely on you and your weight management needs. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to keep half of your plate with vegetables, a quarter with a source of protein, and the other quarter with a carb, with olive on top to get some healthy fats in. Here are some resources for planning out your calories:
These are just a few tips on how to meal prep. If you’re new to meal prepping, this should serve as a great introductory guide, and if you’re a pro food prepper, I hope you walk away with some fresh new points on meal prepping.