How to Become A Meal-Prep Master?
Meal-prepping is a habit that takes some time to develop. You can’t just jump into meal prep and expect it to work for you right away. However, you can do a few things that will help your progress along the way.
Meal prep nutritionist:
Our last article discussed how you could follow my unconventional advice on getting the most out of your time in the gym. This article will reveal some more insight into one of my favorite pastimes-eating!
Meal prepping is a sophisticated way of saying that you have done all the meal preparation a week in advance. This usually means cooking large portions of proteins, starches, and vegetables and packing them away in Tupperware containers to control your calorie intake throughout each day.
Although it may seem like another irritating inconvenience, I believe meal prep is essential for anyone who wants to progress their physique goals. If you’re going to get serious about building muscle, losing fat, or just becoming health conscious, then you need to start meal prepping!
When I first began my journey as a Meal Prep Nutritionist, I was looking to speed up getting my diet right. Back then, you see, I had no idea what I was doing, and silly minor mistakes like forgetting my lunch and having nothing prepared made me realize that meal prep is essential if you want to succeed. Proper meal prep keeps you on track with your goals and ensures that every day of the week has some fantastic food prepared for you!
The great thing about meal prep is how simple it is! If done correctly (and trust me, it takes practice), all you have to do before your workout is pop your containers in your gym bag along with your supplements and some clean shakers. If you can get your meal prep down to under an hour, the only thing left to do before your workout takes a quick shower, grab your gym bag and head out of the door!
Dietitian meal plan for weight loss:
There are many reasons for meal prep, but I thought it would be fun to share one of my clients’ experiences with you. When the lovely Kirstie first came to me for help, she desperately tried to lose some weight before her wedding day.
She had attempted a few diets and even created an Excel spreadsheet that outlined every meal and snack she included in her diet plan! However, as we all know, people find it incredibly difficult to consistently eat the same foods every day and not just because we get bored!
It is pronounced that getting into a good habit of eating regularly will pay off tremendously when you go on a vacation or need to bring your food with you everywhere you go. This is why learning the right way to meal prep will benefit you so much!
Organizing meal preparation:
We all know that cooking is a way of filling your stomach and an opportunity to nourish the body with nutrient-rich ingredients. So let’s take some time now to revisit my first meal prep lesson and go over why food selection is so crucial if you want to meal prep successfully.
I am sure you put great effort into their goals for building muscle or losing fat, but I find that happens far too often when people completely neglect what they eat! If you think about it, this makes no sense at all because although exercise helps us tone our bodies, it doesn’t do anything for our digestive system (which is responsible for absorbing nutrients from the foods we eat)
Meal preparation example:
So, let’s take a moment to review the most critical aspect of meal prep! This is part of my Muscle Building Nutrition course, where you will learn how to apply your diet plan efficiently.
All that hard work in the gym will not be very effective if you sit down and eat some junk food afterward. I am sure you know by now that four main macronutrients make up every single one of our meals- carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and fiber. These are what your body needs to function correctly on any given day, so it’s essential to get them right!
People often find it challenging to plan their diets because they have no idea what foods are healthy or unhealthy! I cass enough how important it is to educate yourself on which foods are beneficial and which ones aren’t.
Meal prep preparation plan:
Meal prepping correctly requires us to be well-informed about the types of foods we should be eating and when we should eat them for our bodies to see maximum results. This can prove to be confusing, so I have put together this list of tips to help you in your next meal prep session!
Here are my top 10 Meal Prep Tips:
1- Plan out your meals in advance, making sure you include all the main food groups (carbohydrates, proteins, fats & fiber) into at least three meals per day. You can always snack between if needed.
2- Make sure you are getting enough food. Meal prepping can get boring if all you eat is boiled chicken and broccoli, so try to include some variety in your diet plan! If you have no idea what low-carb recipes are out there, search for some quick thoughts on YouTube or Pinterest.
3- Order your meals online! This makes cooking a lot easier once you’ve finished work because the pre-made meals will be ready for collection. You can even save money by ordering in bulk, resulting in free delivery deals!
4- Don’t go overboard with buying supplements unless they are mandatory for building muscle (such as fish oils). Instead, purchase items such as coconut oil which has many health benefits.
5- Set a specific time of the day to cook your meals; whether it is on Sundays or any night of the week doesn’t matter too much, but everyone must have an allocated cooking session. This is for several reasons; you will always know when your next mealtime is coming around, but you mustn’t leave things to the last minute and end up ordering takeaways because you are hungry!
6- Find a good place to store your food. This doesn’t have to be anything special, but I would suggest that you try and keep it in the dark cupboard or drawer so that the nutrients from all the food don’t get destroyed by sunlight. Also, find a way of storing them which requires no preparation, such as frozen meals if you are tight on time!