The advantages of meal planning/prepping ahead of time: save time, money, and provide healthy meals and snacks while in a hurry. The benefits to this task have huge advantages for your wallet and your health.
- Save Money
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive if you plan in advance! Buy things in bulk, and don’t forget to take advantage of your freezer. By planning your meals in advance, you will know exactly what you need to buy.
- Lose Weight
Planning your meals in advance is key to weight loss as you know exactly what you are putting into your body, and how much. A weekly meal prep routine allows you to control what you are inputting everyday.
- Easy Grocery Shopping
Show up prepared with a list and divide it into categories such as fruits, vegetables, protein, frozen food, dairy, grains, and fats. It will also help you avoid the aisles you don’t need to be in, such as the candy aisle!
- Portion Control
Packing your meals in containers refrains you from being able to reach for more. If you want to lose weight and consume the right amount of nutrients, portion control is vital. You can still treat yourself from time to time, but monitoring how much you eat is an important factor.
- Save Time
Once your meals are prepared ahead of time, all you need to do is take them out of the fridge and heat them up!
Find a time to meet with our wellness staff for questions and assistance with meal planning, helpful recipes, and ways to maximize your time in the kitchen when prepping for the week ahead!