Howdy, my friend!
Welcome to the "7 Surprising Ways Meal Prep Can Impact Your Life".
Consistency is key, but sometimes it can be hard to stay consistent and eat healthy home-cooked meals every day, especially on the go. But that’s where Meal prepping comes in! 💪
As one of the greatest men of all time says:
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson
Here are 7 reasons why you better carry your healthy box around…
1. Eat whatever you want 🔬
You’re sitting in a restaurant, struggling to find something you like and nourishes you, wasting time and money to only get a bad-tasting fatty dish. This won’t happen if you prepare your food! No more worrying about lunchtime. And trust me, unlike most people think, meal prepping is easy and quick!
2. Eat whenever you want 📍
Bringing a lunch box means you’re not standing in line to get food during lunch break. This equals more time to relax and enjoy your break. You can use this extra time to meditate, go for a walk, get ahead on projects or simply chill.
3. You’ll know exactly what you’re eating 🧠
When I was young, I worked in a couple of restaurants as a summer job and all I can say is that you never know what is really in your dish and how it is prepared. Eating at home is always better, as you decide the quality of the food you cook with and the way it’s done.
4. Avoid trans fats 🔑
Trans fats are extremely harmful to your body, especially for your heart. Fast food is full of trans fat and calories. Unfortunately, most menu options contain trans fats and poor quality oils. Trans fats increase your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, which is why you should restrict them by eating healthy.
5. Control portion size ⚖️
Portion size is key to keeping extra weight off. When eating out it is uncontrollable. Sometimes portions are too big or too small. Think of this: a tablespoon of oil contains 100 calories. You’ll never really know how much oil and salt they use, so there goes your fat portion control.
6. Indulge in healthy sauces 🥑
Everyone loves them! Ketchup, mayo, barbecue, tartar and so much more… But ready-made sauces can contain a surprising amount of fat, sugar and sodium: a real treat for your body. So, you can make your healthy dips, full of nutrients and low in calories, high protein and low fat.
7. Save a shitload of money💸
Eating healthy is not expensive, both moneywise & timewise! Eating out is! Think about how much you spend eating out. In Zurich, a single meal costs between 20 and 50 francs, as compared to roughly 20 francs if you’re cooking for the whole day by yourself. Meal prepping only takes 30 to 50 mins, and you’ll have all the macros, vitamins & minerals you need, without wasting time on the line in front of the closest fast-food restaurant!
Now tell me! Have you ever tried meal prepping? Show me your weekly meal preps or your opinion on it - down in the comments.
Enjoy your meal, buddy!