Meal Prep 101

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What’s meal prepping?

Meal prepping is simply the process of preparing meals ahead of time. There are many different ways you can go about this, varying things like number of meals you prepare in advance for, how strictly you’re sticking to eating your prepped food, your dietary goals, etc.

What’s Meal Prep Sunday?

For a lot of people who are busy during weekdays, it’s easier to find time on the weekend to prepare food for the week. Typically I grocery shop on Saturday and cook all my meals on Sunday afternoon, and it seems like most other people do too.

What’s the point?

Between cooking every single meal yourself and eating take-out, meal prepping for the week gives you the best of both worlds:

  1. It saves you from having to think about what you’re going to eat for every single meal, so you can focus on more important things.
  2. Saves you money on food, compared to if you were eating out all the time.
  3. It’s healthier (depending on what you’re making), since you are 100% in control of what goes in your food.
  4. It saves you time from having to cook every day, especially when you’re exhausted after work or school.
  5. Willpower is so limited and dwindles throughout the day. With all your meals prepped, you don’t need any willpower to:
    • not over-eat since YOU control your portions
    • choose to eat healthy, what restaurant to go to, whether you want a side of fries versus a side salad, etc.

Who is it not for?

People who don’t like eating the same thing on consecutive days.

How do I get started?

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Comment on this post to tell me what obstacles are preventing you from getting started with meal prepping!