Why You Should Meal Prep and What Are The Benefits?

From the professional body builders to the single dad who works as a full time web developer, meal prepping can help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To the people who say “I never have time to cook” or my favorite “I’m too tired to cook when I get home”, incorporating this practice will relieve some stress on what to eat during the week. If you can dedicate 1 or 2 days each week, you’ll always have your meals ready and prepped when you need them.

 

Meal prepping isn’t meant only for fitness enthusiast. Put yourself in a mother shoes that needs to prepare her husband and kid’s lunches every morning, along with breakfast, then make it to work on time to then arrive home after a long work day to cook dinner for the family. Can you imagine how crazy that mother’s day will be if she did that every single day? It sounds extremely stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Most foods can be precooked and stored in the fridge or freezer to maintain freshness. Vegetables and carbohydrates can be cooked in 30 minutes or less which are other factors that can be used to your advantage when prepping.

 

If you’re driving to work, riding the bus or just home watching TV, pay attention to all the fast food and restaurants advertisements. If your meals are already prepared, why would you waste your money on something else? Chances are that you won’t which is the main benefit for this practice. Many of my coworker’s are always contemplating what they want to eat for lunch and if you’re not a boss for a company, your lunch time is limited on average to 30 minutes. Long story short, the fast and easy option is most likely fast food going to be the winner. It will save you money, time and keep those unwanted pounds off if you dedicated a few hours to plan out your meals.

 

With our busy schedules, some of us can forget to eat which is never a good idea because we need fuel to get through our days. One of the vital components of our metabolism is energy formation. When your meals are waiting for you, there is no excuse to eat when it’s time to eat which is the beauty of meal prepping. I like to think of the human body as a car. What does a car need to function gas right? Therefore we as humans need gas in the form of food, in order to function properly and power through out our days.