Whether you’re a diehard meal prepper or a newbie meal planner, you should feel proud of your commitment to healthy eating. As a special treat, we thought it would be fun to share with you a few funny meal prep stories from some of our amazing Ambassadors – what we like to call, Taking the Lid off Meal Prep or that telling moment when you pop the lid off your food container in public!
Fitmark Ambassador Natascha Encinosa started meal prepping in an effort to lose weight and follow her dream of becoming a fitness model. What started out as a “hobby to slim down” soon turned into a huge passion for Natascha. She found therapy in working out and was surprised by the mental health benefits that came along with it. Working out was the fun part, but meal prep was the real secret to her transformation success.
We asked Natascha to share with us a funny meal prep story:
Hah, yeah! I remember I prepped once for myself and a friend, and as soon as I closed all the lids on the containers and handed them to him, he dropped them all and all the food fell to the floor. Can you believe he picked it back up and made each and every meal over again for that day? I was flattered.
Find out more about Natascha’s transformation in our interview – Social Media Sensation Natascha Encinosa.
Fitmark Ambassador Pamela Jean Noble often finds herself on the road or in a plane on her way to a photo shoot. She needs to pack her meals with her to help her stay on track with her diet and to reach her fitness goals. She recalls one meal prep story that involves everybody’s favorite muscle building vegetable, the innocent broccoli:
I remember the first time I had packed broccoli and opened the container 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
Fitmark Ambassador: Shannon Petralito
Lifestyle: WBFF Pro Athlete, Mom, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Competitive Figure & Bikini Coach, Published Writer, Spokesperson, Fitness Model, Health & Wellness Expert
Meal Bags: Sport Duffel ︱the Shield ︱Transporter Tote
As a busy mom, business owner and sponsored athlete, Fitmark Ambassador Shannon Petralito relies on meal prep to meet her daily nutritional goals. Using her meal prep bag and packing her meals every day, she often eats on the run and has found some interesting ways to stay on track despite her surroundings. Here’s her funny story about meal prep:
When I was traveling last year to WBFF Worlds in Las Vegas, I was due to eat and the only thing I was able to eat at that time was cold fish. I was NOT ok with opening cold fish on the plane and eating it!! I took my baggie of fish and put it in my purse and brought it into the bathroom on the plane and ate my meal there. Crazy I know and I wonder what the person using the bathroom after me must have thought LOL!
You can find more about Shannon and how she balances work, parenthood and fitness in our blog: The Domino Effect of Fitness.
If it wasn’t for prepping her meals in advance, Fitmark Ambassador Lindsay Kaye says she wouldn’t be the fitness athlete she is today. A firm believer in the hard-and-fast rule – 80% diet, 20% fitness – she says meal prep is an absolute necessity and leaves no room for excuses. She often finds herself on a plane traveling from gig to gym to gig with meals in hand. Here’s her funny meal prep story:
Once when I was on a plane, I had my meals with me and there were eggs and chicken inside the containers. Let’s just say the passengers in the vicinity weren’t happy about the recirculated egg smell! Haha – sorrryyyy!
There’s more great stories like this in our interview with Lindsay Kaye here: Applying Military Discipline To The Fitness Principle.
So the next time you take the lid off your meal prep and someone says, “Ugh! What’s that smell!!!” Just chuckle to yourself, remember our funny meal prep stories and know you’re not alone. It’s always meal time somewhere across the world and at any given time, another meal prepper is about to pop the lid off their food container!