Or is it?
Preparing multiple meals in one go may be incredibly intimidating. Still, if you look far ahead and focus on the following benefits, you’ll realize that meal prepping is a must and is something that can be very rewarding.
Making your meals as you need to consume them can be time-consuming, if not inconvenient. Making your food for the week in one afternoon can allow you more time for your other responsibilities.
You are likely to grab whatever food is readily at hand, especially when in a time crunch. But if you already have healthy meals prepared, you have less reasons to reach for anything else or call for take-out.
Knowledge is power when it comes to fitness, especially when it comes to nutrition. Think of meal prep as your way of taking control of your food and, in turn, being in control of your body.
MAKE A LIST OF THE HEALTHY STUFF YOU LOVE TO EAT
Healthy can mean different things, but the idea is, to begin with a list of things you like to eat. An easy way to determine “nutritiousness” is the Great-Grandma Test.
SCHEDULE AN ENTIRE DAY OR TWO OF MEAL PREP
It may be different for you, but the idea is to schedule your meal prep on a day when you are not working or training.