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THE VALUE IN MEAL PLANNING
Many of us aspire to live a healthy lifestyle, to feel fit and energized. But let’s face it, life can be busy! While setting goals to eat healthy may be easy, following through with those goals and staying consistent can be tricky. Who hasn’t left work or maybe the gym late with a growling stomach but little energy to shop or cook? A busy schedule is one of the top reasons why people choose quick takeout meals, which are often calorie-laden and a top contributor to expanded waistlines and double chins. Here are three great reasons why you should put meal prepping on your to do list TODAY!
First, Meal Prepping Saves You Money!
Preparing your food ahead of time is going to save you both time and money. Meal prepping will allow you to lose more weight around your belly rather than your wallet.
Second, It’s A Waste Eliminator!
This goes hand in hand with saving money: Once you have a meal-prep routine established, you’ll know exactly how much of each ingredient you need, which also cuts down on food waste. You’ll never again have to witness your fruits and veggies wither away in the crisper drawer while you call for takeout.
Ever been hit with hunger and have nothing on hand to eat? Yeah, that probably happens on the daily. And perhaps the only thing nearby is fast food or that leftover birthday cake your co-worker brought into the office. Meal prepping ensures you always have options that fit your dietary needs because you’ve planned in advance and brought your own food. This makes sticking to your diet significantly easier.
There are many more great reasons why you should meal prep and I hope you try it after your next grocery shopping trip. Check back weekly for more healthy lifestyle and fitness posts.
- ReggaeFit Contributor