So you say you want to get into shape and start eating healthy, but you don’t know where to start. Something always seems to get in the way: an early business meeting, your kid’s baseball game, family visiting for the holidays. Well, that’s just life getting in the way. Nothing you can do to change that, but you can work around it.
Meal preparation is one of those lifesavers that once you get into the habit of doing, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without. All it takes is shopping for the right items, cooking up large batches of food and having the right tools like an awesome meal management bag from Fitmark.
Once you’re fitted up with all the right ingredients, you’re well on your way to turning your life around.
The choices you make day in and day out can determine the time it’ll take you to reach your goals. When you think like quitting, ask yourself: HOW BAD DO I WANT IT?! ~ Ana Delia De Iturrondo.
To help get you started, we asked IFBB Pro Athlete, Ana Delia De Iturrondo. As a fitness model and bikini athlete, Ana’s demanding schedule has her traveling around the globe, competing and training hard. She says,
“Whatever your fitness goal, nutrition plays a big role on your final result. When you choose a plan try to stick to it as part of your lifestyle if you don’t see changes, then adjust. No magic potions, pills or tricks will substitute balance, consistency and hard work. NOW GO GET IT!”
From Ana D’s photo, you can see that she’s cooked up a batch of chicken and fish as her two main protein sources for the week, together with a balanced selection of veggies and carbohydrates. These are good choices because they chill well without losing their flavor or firmness, and are good eaten cold or re-heated.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VEGGIE?
“Some of my faves are asparagus, celery sticks and Brussel sprouts, just to name a few. Vegetables are packed with healthy vitamins that can help boost our immune system to keep our bodies working properly and our skin looking ‘Glowy’, not to mention their high fiber content helps the body get rid of toxins and prevent constipation. Another benefit they posses is that they are really low in calories so you get to eat bigger portions and feel fuller without feeling guilty,” Ana Delia
Planning ahead and setting time aside each week to prepare your meals are two necessities in life that will help you reach your health and fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or lower your blood pressure, eating right and being prepared is the name of the game.
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The Fitmark Team