Dropping pounds may still allow for some indulgences over the weekend. I have found out that there are better results that your body gets when you stay on track during the week. Meal prep is the answer and it comes with its own benefits. So, do yourself a favor and give it a try. Out of the many benefits you will reap from meal prepping is losing those extra calories (belly fat to be more specific). When you fail to prep, chances are, you will be tempted to eat anything.
I have found meal prep to be an amazing method of losing calories. And I have received positive feedback from the people I have had the chance to prep for. You are in control of what goes in your mouth. You are in control of what you stack up in your refrigerator. You are in control of how you serve your meals … sometimes, serve yourself a dish of some healthy meal as though you are at a five star restaurant. Anyway, that’s a topic for another day.
You get from your body what you put in it. Same way, you get from your refrigerator what you put in it. Make sure to have your healthy food in the refrigerator if you want to achieve your fitness goal. It is an amazing feeling having an organized fridge and prepped meals for the week. Checkout my plan for this week below:
- A glass of water
- An apple
- Green smoothie (blended the night before)
- Oatmeal (optional)
- A salad
- A snack (usually raw nuts)
- Another snack (carrots/celery)
- Corn, broccoli, meatballs/grilled chicken, rice, asparagus
And remember to stay hydrated the whole day. I make this easier for myself by prepping my water in advance too. And add a few slices of lemon and cucumber. Whatever you do, just don’t skip breakfast. I have noted oatmeal to be option in this meal plan and that is because my smoothies are usually filling. I use kale/spinach/mixed greens, strawberries/pineapple/berries, banana, flaxseed and protein powder. Please bear in mind that if you frequently miss a morning meal, you’ll be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Eating breakfast may help stabilize blood sugar throughout the day. Starting off your day with lots of simple carbs (such as a bagel) is just as bad for your blood sugar as skipping the meal.
I can never emphasize this enough … Prep your snacks. This is what makes most people gain those extra calories. We live in a world where people think packing snacks is only meant for kids. Nope. We all need to pack snacks. That helps you to go through the day snacking only on whats healthy. It is through bad snacking that the most unknown calories are gained.
Typical daily plan would looks like this:
– 16oz ACV water
– Strawberry kale smoothie
– An Apple
– 16oz water
– A mixed green salad with peppers and hard boiled egg
– 16oz water
– 16oz water
– Corn, home made turkey meatballs and steamed broccoli
Please also note that the plan and shopping is done based on ones needs. The plan in this post was for me. And for this particular week. I tend to switch on my smoothie fruits, my snacks, my carbs as well as my veggies. And so, if you would like help with the plan that suits you, please email me. I love hearing from you.
Cheers from my Corner to yours!!