Reasons Why You Should Be Meal Prepping
Whether you are working on toning up your physique or looking to shred some pounds, there are numerous reasons why you should be meal prepping. You can easily meal prep for breakfast, lunch or dinner… or simply all three!
Saves time during the week
Remember, meal prepping on Sundays means you will be thanking yourself during the week. Sometimes you don’t feel like making a healthy meal after a long, busy day during the weekdays. Treat your Sundays as a day to prep for the week. More free time during the busy week means more time to squeeze that necessary gym session.
Decreases risk of cheating
Meal prepping decreases your risk of cheating on unhealthy meals that are quicker and easier to make (ex. microwave food.) Prepping meals helps you stick to that strict diet you are desiring to keep. If you want to commit to sticking with chicken breasts (or vegan chicken) and brown rice, you better continue to meal prep or else you will slowly see yourself falling back.
Helps avoid overeating/ under-eating
Meal prepping easily allows you to know your limits and proportions. When not prepping, you may find yourself overeating because you are not keeping track of your proportions. On the other hand, not prepping sometimes makes it difficult to realize if you are feeding your body enough especially during strenuous workout days.
More money in your pocket
Meal prepping means you are not going to Chipotle for lunch because you have lunch already prepared in your lunchbag. In essence, you will end up saving money from not eating out and your wallet will be thanking you later.
One meal prepping must-have is a prep bag. I particular love using prep bags that are spacious yet are small with tons of compartments. Luckily, I received a Marvel PerfectPrep Bag limited edition hero series from The Perfect Shaker. I selected The Punisher one, which is black and white with The Punisher logo. This bag keeps food fresh up to 8 hours (depending on outside temperature.) It is nice how this bag is lightweight yet has a lot of compartments for utensils, napkins, protein bottles… you name it! Undoubtedly, the PerfectPrep Bag easily assists in meal prepping and managing my diet. You can find this awesome meal prep bag at The Perfect Shaker or at your local Vitamin Shoppe.
PrefectPrep Bag Includes:
- 1 large cool pack & 1 medium cool pack (TSA approved)
- 3 large seal-tight containers (BPA Free)
- Vitamin & protein mix dispenser (BPA Free)
- Spacious compartments to store utensils, napkins & protein bottles