Sometimes we forget about all the reasons why we should be meal prepping every week. Or, maybe you never really knew why it was so important! Here are some healthy reasons why meal prepping should be part of your weekly routine! Trust us, you (and your wallet) will be thanking us later!
1. Saves You Time
Yes, it may mean spending two hours getting everything ready on a Sunday, but just think about all of the hours saved during the week!
2. Saves You Money
To many people, it seems like meal prepping is expensive, but the reality is, it is much cheaper! When you spend around $75 at one time on a Sunday meal prep haul, it seems like a lot. But if you break it down, you will see that is not the case. The average take-out meal costs around $5.00.
5 days per week x 3 meals per day x $5 per meal = $75 but this price doesn’t include any snacks! So tack on another $2 per snack (usually 2 per day) and you are looking at $95 for the week!
3. Less Stress
Yes, most think that meal prepping on a Sunday is stressful. But how stressful is it to rush around each morning, afternoon and evening trying to toss together a healthy meal (worse yet, one that fits your macros) or finding a place to grab a last-minute meal?
If you are armed with a plan on Sunday for your meal prep, you will eliminate all of the weekend and weekday stress! What happens when stress levels go down? Cortisol levels drop, and we lose body fat! It’s a magic weight loss trick without even hitting the gym!
4. Gives You Control Over Your Nutrition
When you meal prep you are controlling what ingredients are going into your meals, your portion sizes (KEY for health) and creating food combinations that you enjoy! Making the decisions for yourself about what is and is not included in your meal preps will keep your waistline in check, your energy levels and mental clarity up and your taste buds satisfied!
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