Meal prep is the best thing I’ve found to keep on track with eating healthy. For the most part, I work a nine to five type schedule now (more like seven to four but hey who’s counting). I started meal prepping back in 2013 when I was a shift worker in Miami and if I thought meal prep was important then, it’s about 5x more important now. It’s so easy as a Monday through Friday-er to get off track or not feel like making something healthy because I’m tired after working all day and hitting the gym after work. Take-out may be an easy option for a lot of us, but it’s also the expensive and unhealthy option about 99% of the time. Save yourself the dilemma and prepare to have a healthy week ahead of time!
The key to getting started with meal prep is having a plan before you get to the grocery store. Which is generally a good rule of thumb for grocery shopping, I know. It would probably behoove me to listen to that advice regarding Target trips. I have literally gone there for laundry detergent before…$250 later and I’ve got a whole cart full of crap I probably didn’t need to buy. Standard ops for me.
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