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If I asked you to identify one area in your health and wellness goals that needs improvement, what would answer with? Did it sound something like…

  • Eating
  • Nutrition
  • Accountability
  • Making the right choices
  • Self-discipline
  • Being lazy in the kitchen
  • Meal prepping

Did you know there are evidence-based trends supporting meal prep’s effectiveness in establishing a healthier diet, lower weight, and greater obesity prevention?  Studies have shown that when incorporated into a daily routine, meal prepping can provide both macronutrients and micronutrients required for the body to function optimally.   

If you are struggling to make progress, are tired of feeling tired and unhealthy, or simply feel like you will never get the whole healthy lifestyle thing right, then it may be time to consider the benefits of meal prep and how it can better your life.

1. ALLOWS YOU TO EAT WHAT YOU ENJOY WHILE STILL MEETING YOUR GOALS

Meal prep gives you the ability to chef up your own meals using the ingredients and foods that you enjoy most. With minimal limitations, you get to craft your weekly meal menu around the food sources you want to eat, not food sources you have to eat. It is easy to achieve your dietary goals when you look forward to the meal you are having. 

2. TEACHES THE THREE Cs: CONFIDENCE, CONTROL, CONSISTENCY

Knowing exactly what you are putting into your meals, from the food source itself to the portioned amount, you begin to establish a newfound confidence in your choices and decisions to fuel your body right while supporting it with healthy, nutritious options that make you feel good from the inside out. 

This gives you control of your goals, allowing you to choose the direction you are headed in because you have the power to fuel your body through consistent meal prep. 

With consistency comes success, and the more we practice something, the easier it becomes. Changing what once felt like a task into a habit. Meal prep gives us opportunity to learn about ourselves, our bodies, and our relationship with food. 

3. REMOVES FOOD RELATED STRESS FROM YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

If you find yourself stressing about when you will eat next or if you will eat at all, meal prep will definitely change your life. You can stop saying you forgot your lunch and say goodbye to fast food flybys, go ahead and kick fatty-greasy meals to the curb! When you meal prep you can finally move forward from these bad habits and you can welcome the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have it all together and are ready to go for the day ahead of time. 

4. SAVES YOU TIME IN THE KITCHEN

You don’t have to rush home to cook a three-course meal every night of the week, grab a pre-made meal to enjoy instead. You can eliminate the need to measure, cook, and clean, and spend more time unwinding from the day. 

5. MEAL PREPPING SIMPLY WORKS

If you fail to prepare then you are prepared to fail. By taking the time to plan ahead, you are setting yourself for success.  Whether you are looking to improve your food choices, become healthier, optimize your workouts, see more results, or maybe you just want to treat yourself a little bit better. Meal prep will change the way you live because it simply works! 

 

Aubree Shofner
Nutrition Professional
Balanced Body Foods + Balanced Habits
ashofner.balancedhabits@gmail.com

 

Interested in learning more about meal prep and meal prep services?
Check out these Aubs In The Blog reads from the archives.

Everything You Need To Know About Meal Prep Services
Meal Prep 101

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