What’s every fitness enthusiasts typical Sunday routine? Grocery shopping, breaking out the tupperware, and cooking up a storm. The kitchen becomes a well-oiled machine of cooking, boiling, and packaging. There are several reasons why people do this. They have readily available and healthy meals, it saves cooking time during their busy week, and it’s easy to keep track of your meals throughout the week.
Readily, Available, Healthy Meals
Arguably the primary reason people food prep, it allows them to take well balanced meals with them anywhere. All they need is a microwave, and some people don’t even need to heat up their food. This also makes it convenient for when people come home after work. Simply grab a meal from the fridge, heat it up, and get ready to start your evening devotions.
This also comes in handy late at night. Rather than reaching for a processed snack that’s high in sugar, reheat some left over chicken and broccoli.
Save Cooking Time During the Week
Many people now a days work long days and often get home late. Some even have more work to do once they get home. This is why some opt to order out when they’re crunched for time. It’s easy, convenient, and who doesn’t like pizza or Chinese?
Over time, this less than healthy evening meal can become a daily habit, reeking havoc on your diet as well as your wallet.
Easy to Keep Track of Food
Purchasing a weeks worth of food one day a week allows you to monitor everything you eat. This is, of course, if you don’t go out to eat during the week.
I’m not saying you need to count every single calorie you eat, but by making everything you eat, you have the upper hand in knowing what you’re putting in your body.
In the end, devoting a few hours one day a week can benefit you greatly in the end. Aside from keeping your body fueled throughout the week, you have a great meal at your disposal, you’ll save cooking time in the long run, and you’ll be able to keep track of what you put in your body.