Let’s talk meal prep.
When I started my contest prep I got caught out quite a few times when I was away from home, with regards to food.
We all know those times when you start to get hungry and then search for the nearest place to pick something up. In my case this would often lead to making questionable decisions. The solution? Meal prep and bring your food with you, especially if you are leaving the house for any length of time – like going to work, traveling, having an afternoon out with friends etc.
“I suggest everyone to try this out. Prepare a few meals in advance and enjoy the luxury of just coming home, plopping your meal on a plate, nuke it for a minute and enjoy your ready made home cooked meal! It takes a bit more time to make but the pro’s outweigh the con’s tenfold.
You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to prep meals. I think it will benefit pretty much everyone. Late from work and need to eat? Instead of spending loads of money on junk food and/or microwave meals or even reluctantly making your food for the evening. Prepare a few in advance and enjoy. I measure out my food to make sure I get enough calories in (if you are dieting you might want to do the same to make sure you don’t go over) but for the average Joe just make your food and equally divide them into containers. You might only make two or three meals but hey, that’s two to three days you have to cook less!”
So, how do we meal prep exactly? The good news is that it’s not it rocket science, it just takes a little planning and a few big pans….
First thing I did was invest in Sistema containers – not only are they BPA free, but come in an awesome array of colours, shapes and sizes to fit all your food, meal and snack needs.
So, let me hand over to the experts and provide you with 5 awesome meal prep resources and links to check out.
Tons of information, tips, tricks and inspiration right here…
Fail to plan, plan to fail!
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