May 24th, 2019
We all want to look better, feel better, have more energy…the list goes on. But let’s face it, life gets busy and we don’t always follow through with our fitness and diet goals. Hunger happens. When there’s no food to satisfy that hunger, we make poor decisions or maybe ‘hangry’. If you’re tired of ordering junk food out of impulse, spending too much money eating out, and not reaching your fitness goals, then get ready to meet your new best friend…meal prep. Read more about its many benefits….
It’s the act of planning, preparing, and packaging your meals and snacks in advance with the intention of clean eating and portion control!
You will save money. Everyone thinks eating healthy is expensive, but it’s not if you plan accordingly! When you plan your meals in advance, you know exactly what you need and won’t be tempted to purchase unnecessary items at the grocery store. Plus, you won’t go out as much. Those bills (and tips) add up!
It will help you lose weight. This one is a major component to weight loss because you know exactly what you are putting in your body and how much. Portion control meets lower calorie intake, it’s a match made in diet heaven.
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Grocery shopping is a lot easier. Does grocery shopping always seem like an overwhelming task? Meal prep makes it SO much easier!
Prepare a list and divide it into categories such as produce, meats, frozen foods, dairy, and dry foods. You’ll know how much you need, where to find it, and won’t be as tempted to go to the candy aisle.
You will learn (and get used to) portion control. One of the many benefits of meal prep is that it teaches you balance. With meal prep, you pre-package your meals in containers which it refrains you from going for seconds.
You won’t waste food. Sustainability for the win! Forget the days of tossing those rotten fruits and vegetables! With meal prep, you will utilize all of your ingredients for the week and rarely will you have anything leftover to throw away.
You will save time. Yes, you will need to invest some time in the actual meal prep, but overall, you save a TON of time (especially when you need it most!).
The days of standing in front of the fridge and wondering what you’re going to cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are over! With meal prep, you just pull the meal out of the fridge and heat it up.
You will gain more willpower. As you start eating better more consistently, you will gradually stop craving sugar and other fattening or processed foods. Meal prep allows for routine, which is a key component to healthy eating.
It’s a huge investment in your health. When you’re starving, you don’t always make the best food decisions. With meal prep, you choose what you’re going to eat ahead of time, seriously limiting the temptation that often accompanies hunger. Not only will you lose weight, you’ll also enjoy the other benefits of good nutrition such as heart health and other important factors.
At Driven + Sponaugle Wellness Studio, we believe that a healthy diet is the core to a healthy lifestyle. Meal prep is certainly one way to get there. Short on time for the prep part? We can help! We work directly with a meal prep company that helps clients who struggle with finding the time to cook or just flat out despise being in the kitchen (It’s okay. We all have our strengths).
At Whole Body Fuel, there are tons of great meal options from traditional to low carb. Check out their menu at www.wholebodyfuel.com. Brian Adamo, owner of Whole Body Fuel, also works closely with Dr. Sarah to custom create orders for our clients that have special needs and dietary restrictions. For more information, please text/call our South Tampa Wellness Studio at (813) 440-3016.