Weather I am prepping for a bikini competition, or not, I always meal prep each week. There are a few reason for this.
Life is easier when you don’t need to cook every single day. Less cooking and cleaning means more time for things you love to do. This also helps with portion control, think about it, when you’re at the supermarket, and you’re hungry, you have your shopping list, but you tend to buy more of what you need or more than what’s on your shopping list, because you are hungry. Because of this, I tend to refrain from shopping on an empty stomach.
In times where I have not meal prepped, it’s common to find myself in situations where I am unable to obtain the healthiest meals.
In times where I have not meal prepped, it’s common to find myself in situations where I am unable to obtain the healthiest meals. This way, I know exactly what I am consuming. This world of ours is slowly accepting veganism, however, I find that I need to constantly check nutritional information on packets to ensure hidden animal products do not exist.
Further to this, when eating out in a restaurant, you cannot be 100% sure that animal products were not used in the cooking process, with the exception of 100% vegan restaurants. Eg: Were the sweet potato fries cooked in the same appliances as the calamari?
Meal Prepping also can save you money. Think about it, when it comes to fruit, for example, fruit, depending on your climate can rot very quickly. When it comes to bananas, for example, I buy them, wait for them to ripen, then once they’ve ripened, I peel them and cut them into pieces and freeze them in zip lock bags. This way, they’ll last in the freezer months longer than in your fruit basket. Further to this, it can save you time. Think about when you put together a smoothie in the morning before work. Instead of spending time on peeling and cutting the banana, the work is already done. And, as the banana is frozen, it makes the smoothie cooler and more refreshing.
Essentially, meal prepping is the most effective, efficient way to hit your health and nutrition goals.
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail.