Some people find meal prepping a hassle at first, but it really isn't necessary! By preparing your meals, you are less likely to be tempted to eat sweets or other unhealthy things. How do you successfully approach meal prepping? We'll give you some tips to turn you into a real prep boss in no time! Meal prepping is a well-known phenomenon, especially in the fitness industry. By calculating exactly what you can get in terms of nutritional values, you can calculate how much of what you need per day.
Some Benefits of Meal Prepping:
- It saves time! If you set aside a few hours to prepare the meals, you will save a lot of time for the rest of the week.
- Healthier choices at times of stress, boredom or when you don't feel like cooking.
- You can get a large bag of groceries in one go, which reduces or even prevents impulsive weekday purchases.
- It also saves money. Throwing food away is no longer an option.
- You don't have to wonder what you're going to eat after a long day at work.
How do you proceed?
Start making a plan. Because good preparation is half the battle! Make a weekly menu and a shopping list. Then it is time to prepare the meals. For example, choose to cook on Sundays. It may take some getting used to in the beginning, but once you've gone a few weeks, you don't know any better.
It is important to have enough containers at home to store your food. Once you've made your food, you can keep your trays in the fridge for the first 3 days and put the other trays in your freezer. You take this out the night before, for the next day.
For example, you can choose to create dishes based on your training goals that provide the right nutritional values. For ideas you can also look at our blogs about vitamins and minerals en protein.
You can go in all directions for your carbohydrates and vegetables. It just depends on what you like. To meet the daily protein requirement, it is of course also easy to take a protein shake after training.
Do you want to know which dishes are perfect for prepping? More about this in a future article.