You don't have to eat less. You just have to eat RIGHT.
Meal Prepping ... It's a Lifestyle Change!
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Before any meal prep, you need a plan. I've been a hardcore meal prepper since last June 2016 and know wholeheartedly that it's my #1 tool that's helped me shed 130 pounds in my journey over the last year.
ADVANTAGES TO MEAL PREP: When your food is planned out and ready to go it: 1) frees up mental energy to make decisions, 2) reduces your chances of eating or making decisions about food based on emotions/cravings, 3) saves you time, 4) keeps you accountable to eating the right food, and 5) saves you money when you buy in bulk.
GETTING STARTED: 1) Pick a protein, carb, and veg for each of your meals (understand your portion sizes) 2) Plan your meals (e.g. ground turkey (protein), kale (veg), and sweet potatoes (carb)) 3) Decide which day is your meal prep day (e.g. I always do it on Sunday; something about starting Monday strong works) 4) Decide how many days you'll prep for (e.g. I can go up to 5; no more or food spoils) 5) Get your shopping list ready 6) Decide if you can live with eating rewarmed food. - If so, cook it all Sunday night. - If not prep your food raw and have pre-portioned servings ready to go so you can quickly steam/bake off that night of. 7) Get your containers ready - lay them out and start filling 8) Store them in the back lower shelf of the fridge 9) Pull out during meal time and warm up (if precooked) 10) Enjoy your hassle free meal!
SUCCESS TIPS: 1) Ask questions if you are unsure 2) Track your food (e.g. I use MyFitnessPal) 3) Do your best!