At Prime Fitness in Totowa, New Jersey we work hard to ensure you have the best possible advice on weight loss and living healthier. One of those recommendations to both good health and the perfect weight is meal planning and prep. Losing weight and being your healthiest starts in the kitchen and extends to the gym. To make it simpler, planning your weekly menu, shopping for it and preparing it all in one day can get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. You should prepare all the meals on one day, but which day is the best day to meal prep?
Some people do meal prep over the weekend, taking Saturday and Sunday to do it. During the week they focus on creating the menu and the shopping list. When there’s the most benefit for savings, they go shopping, but only after they’ve eaten supper. That way they don’t load up the cart with junk food. If they work during the week, the weekend is the perfect time to do the cooking, since they cook while you do other things around the house.
Everyone has a different schedule and different days off, so the weekend isn’t always the best option. People who work ten-hour shifts four days a week have time off that varies. If that describes you, then you’ll have to adjust your prep time based on your weekly or monthly schedule. Find the hours and days that work best for you.
When you have meals ready and waiting to heat and eat, you’re less likely to stop at a drive through or opt for a bag of chips or cheezies for dinner. In fact, it’s often quicker to heat the meal you precooked, than to sit in a drive-through line. Meal planning works because you’re planning healthy meals when you’re not hungry, they’re easy to heat and serve.
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