Preparing meals in advanced is a great way to stay in control of your diet. A lack of planning may lead to poor decisions when you get hungry. Sometimes you might not have any healthy options available when you need them. Prepping meals for 1-2 meals per day can help you avoid eating out, save you time and money during the week, and is the best way to ensure you don’t blow your diet.
Meal prepping will take 1-2 hours if you are making a week’s worth of meals. Simply prepare and cook all the food at once and then measure and portion them into to-go containers. What you decide to make is up to you, but each healthy meal should contain protein, complex carbohydrates, and some fruits and/or vegetables. Measuring is important. In order to be in complete control you must know the quantity and calories of each ingredient you put into your meal. Write the calories and contents on a label and stick it right on each container. Prepping meals will give you a serious advantage towards meeting your goals!