Meal Prep: What is it and is it right for me?
Have you heard of meal-prepping? Meal-prep is very true to its name, simply being preparing a meal ahead of time. The idea has dominated food trends over the past year and many fitness gurus swear by it. Do you want to know more about meal-prepping and do you think it would work for you? Keep reading to explore more with HOMEBODY!
One of the most favorable factors of meal-prepping is that it is time-efficient. For those of us with a busy work schedule, it is easy to have your food made and ready to go. If you decide to meal prep on Sunday, that means that throughout the week your food will already be cooked, making better use of your time.
Smaller Portion Sizes
With meal-prepping, you can easily control your portion sizes. When preparing your foods, you can choose tupperware to store it in that is your desired portion size. This way, you do not have an overabundance of food. Our HOMEBODY trainers recommend eating everything in moderation and watching your portion sizes. Eating some pasta isn’t the end of the world, but as long as you are eating it in moderation...
Encourages Healthy Eating
When you meal prep your food, you encourage eating healthy. How many times have you gotten home from a long day of work and thought, I’m too tired to cook, I’ll just order a pizza? Sounds familiar right? When we do that, we are focusing on the convenience factor over what we are actually putting in our bodies. Now, take that same situation but add in the fact that the person meal-prepped, this would eliminate the need to order that pizza as their healthy meal is already made.
Meal prepping is certainly not for everyone. Many people love to cook their meals a day of and fresh. However, meal prepping is a fantastic option for those of us who don’t have a lot of time on our hands. Not only it is time-efficient, but it also encourages us to eat healthy.