@shazeats_mandysway we can’t stress enough the importance of meal prep in achieving your goals for healthy eating. It may seem like an arduous task at first but but it saves heaps of time in the week when you normally have little to spare. Our plan is based on mindful eating, knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and so preparing your meals is one of the important aspects of achieving a healthy, balanced eating lifestyle.
The key to getting ahead with meal prep is to have a few staple foods that you can batch-cook and use in a number of different ways. If you really don’t have the time, opt for tinned fish, salads, raw veggies.
Taking that extra time to prepare for the week ahead and you’ll be rewarded with:
1. Better Nutrition
Having your meals on hand during the day means you don’t have to go to the local cafe for food. This not only saves you time, but also your waistline. You have full control over the portions and ingredients.
2. Regulated Metabolism
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.
3. Save Money
Another major advantage of planning and prepping your meals: saving money. Skip buying and you will see how much you save in a week.
It doesn’t have to be complicated. Try this:
* double up your dinner and saving the rest for the following day
* roast a tray of your favourite veggies ready for salad additions
* choose raw or no-bake snacks such as protein balls
* make a large soup and have it ready to eat for snacks or dinner.
* grill chicken breasts, allow to cool and store in the fridge
* buy pre-washed salad mixes
* cook a big pan of quinoa or brown rice ready to eat cold during the week.
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