Updated: Sep 28, 2020
I started only prepping lunch meals, with like X 1 billion snacks – fruits, nuts, bars, cheese and rice crackers bla bla bla you get where I’m going with this.
I was never satisfied – always wanting more, I would end up craving more food!
These days I eat 5 x per day they are all MEALS – if I want a snack I’ll have a piece of fruit, a protein ball, the banana bread I made but I don’t carry 10 different snack options ‘just in case’ I have my food and I know I won’t be left hungry, unsatisfied or bored.
I also realised my lack of consistent results was because I wasn’t sticking to any food plan, I was eating too sporadically, too indulgent, undereating in protein and definitely binge eating on weekends on all the fatty foods, because I thought that was what balance meant.
Thankfully I found a coach, a superwoman of a coach in mid 2018 who taught me about energy balance and body composition which totally change my life and how I eat. Which has completely changed how I live.
PROS to meal prep
Stay on track WITHOUT counting calories OR macros
Know the exact ingredients of what you eat
Learning about your body - what feels good and what doesn’t
Meal prepping is the missing strategy for most people to seeing faster and better results, a good mindset, is also very important too.
Meal prepping gives you the upper hand, the control to know what you can eat vs. what you think you can eat
CONS to meal prep
Can become boring with same foods if you don't change it up
Mum won't like it taking up her fridge space (haha)
Is it really that bad?'
If you think this is too much effort, well welcome to the club it’s a lot easier to buy lunch or choose a bowl of cereal but how will it make you feel after eating that? I would argue that your goals mean a lot more to you than being another lazy person on the couch, or at the desk with a pre-bought meal that is full of sugar, soy and gluten.