Meal prep made simple!
If you have been on this email list for awhile or if you follow us on social media at all then you know by now that the #1 secret and a hidden weapon that helps fitness coaches, parents, and clients achieve jaw-dropping transformations is the power of MEAL PREPPING!
It’s without a doubt the secret to my personal success with fitness. Heck, it’s a huge reason why I’m able to be more productive!
So what the heck is meal prep?
Simply put, it’s an effective method of preparing your meals ahead of time. Most of the time this is done for lunches, but for some people, it’s even lunch AND dinners. You prep your healthy meals ahead of time and use them as your power tools (quick and easy to grab) throughout the week to ensure you eat healthy, rich and beneficial foods for your body.
Here is why I love meal prepping:
- It takes the decision-making process out of it
- You know what your putting in your body
- You control the macro’s and nutrients that work for you
- It makes you feel like a bad ass. (It does, trust me)
Aint nobody got time for that right?
Wrong! Look, I know some of you guys think that all I do is lift weights, play on social media and then go home. Like I have all the time in the world right? Haha, you would be highly mistaken if you really thought that was the case. My days are jam packed and I never really have time to prepare meals throughout the week.
So I prep my meals on Sunday night and my week is all set! Here is how you can do it too!
Step #1: Plan it out, write it down. (5 minutes)
Use your fancy Ipad, or just plain old pen and paper and write out your Lunches and Dinner for the week. Ask a trainer for ideas or come to Xceleration Fitness where we give you exactly what to eat!
Once you do that, plug the meals into myfitnesspal to check what your macros are. Here’s a video on how to do it.
Make sure it’s a meal that you actually look forward to eating! This lunch recipe has been a huge hit!
Step #2: Get To Shoppin! (30 minutes?)
Make your list short and concise!
Go to the grocery store with your list and get the goods that you need. If you need to, make sure you buy some new Tupperware so that you can use them for storing your meals. New Tupperware always makes you feel more apt to actually doing the prep. Trust me on that!
Step #3: Put the chef hat on! (1 hour ish)
Now it’s time to get cooking.
Get together with your spouse, kids or whoever wants to join in. Here are the steps I take in specific order.
- Put my favorite jams on (my wife and I dance our asses off in the kitchen with Hudson. It’s what we do!)
- Layout Tupperware
- Chop Veggies
- Grill Meat (chicken, turkey, steak etc)
- Put food in Tupperware
- High Five the Family!
- Keep on dancing (wine might play a part in this)
Step #4: Grab & Go (2 minutes)
By this point, the hard stuff is covered. All you have to do now is put your lunch together in a bag ( we use the Lululemon ones) and head out the door!
I can’t tell you how good it feels to walk out the door with my lunch in hand. The decision has already been made, I know I’m going to be eating foods that give me energy, pick me up and help me stay at 9% Body Fat.