We’ve all had those moments when you arrive at a family gathering with meal prep in hand and everybody does a double take. It’ll happen to you the first time you venture out into the world with your meal prep bag stuffed full of healthy, clean eats.
Here are some of our ambassadors sharing their stories about meal prep.
Oh, every day the weird stares never stop…wherever I am – haha! I bring my macro plate meals in class, in movies, to restaurants, to the gym, you name it – haha! My family has become used to my “weirdness” and don’t bother asking if I’m hungry or would like anything to eat anymore – haha!
Find more meal prep bits and tips in our Interview With Jerdani Kraja
For Fitmark Ambassador Bethany Ugarte (aka @lilsipper), meal prep is a way of life and the answer to managing her health condition. As a raw food chef, people look to her for recipes and meal prep ideas! So when she shows up with meals in hand, everyone’s always a little curious.
To be honest, I have been meal prepping for more than 10 years, so all my friends and family expect me to bring my own food. However, there was once a family gathering where I decided NOT to bring any of my own meals and then was approached by the host “I figured you would bring your own food, so I didn’t think twice to ask if you could eat any of this.” – Haha!
Find more delicious recipes and meal prep ideas from Bethany Ugarte in A Fresh Look At Meal Prep.
For those of you (and everyone around you) who can appreciate the finer aspects of being on a muscle-building diet, here’s Fitmark Ambassador Pamela Jean Noble to shed some light on the subject:
I remember the first time I had packed broccoli and opened it in a group setting. Everybody was like, “Ugh! What is that smell!!!”
Get more from PJN in our interview ~ Pamela Jean Noble Talks To Fitmark
When you’re a meal prep pro like Fitmark Ambassador Jessie Hilgenberg, staying on track with your meals throughout the day is all part of the program. But in the beginning, it was a different story.
Fitmark Ambassador: Jessie Hilgenberg
Lifestyle: Creator of Jessie’s Girls Training Programs, Online Trainer, Business Owner, Mom, Coach, IFBB Pro Athlete, Cover Fitness Model, Published Fitness Writer, Fitness Influencer
Favorite Fitmark Bags: the Shield ︳ Mason’s Bag ︳Athletic Tote ︳Transporter Tote
When I first started meal prepping it used to take forever! My husband would make fun of me because I would be so hungry (hangry) while prepping the food, but had to have it perfectly weighed out and measured. It definitely has gotten easier with time! I realized you need to be prepared to meal prep…don’t do it hungry!
Staying on track and preparing your meals when you have a busy schedule sometimes means relying on someone else to pack your bag. Fitmark Ambassador Taylor Anderson found out about that the hard way!
I don’t know if this funny or horrifying, but this actually JUST happened so I’m sure I’ll laugh about it in a few weeks. So I’m driving to Nashville for my last show of the season. I had A LOT of things to do to get ready, so my mom did me a favor and grilled my chicken for me, measured, and packed it. We are about 5 hours out of Jersey and I take out my meal 4, take a huge bite out of my chicken (mind you, I’m STARVING at this point and can’t wait to eat!) the chicken is completely raw on the inside! My mom is trying to kill me! Lol! Thank god I always pack extra food & that was the only piece that was raw. But I did have a small panic attack about not being able to eat my chicken! And I definitely wasn’t laughing – lol!
Get more from Taylor Anderson and our Trade Secrets Of A Fitness Athlete
That’s a wrap for Fitmark’s Meal Prep Anecdotes. Follow us on Instagram and share your #mealprep stories @fitmarkbags #nicebag
The Fitmark Team