Sometimes it takes a few attempts at eating healthy every day before you start to find your groove, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Instead make a promise to start prepping your meals at the beginning of the work week, so you stay on track no matter what. We’re going to show you how easy this can be.
Once you’ve defined what your fitness and weight loss goals are – and you might need a personal trainer to help you out – you can start figuring out your meal plan for the week ahead. It all starts with a grocery list that covers all your basic needs and includes only healthy ingredients.
If you divide your total calories for the day into six meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and three snacks – then it’ll help you decide how much food to buy.
For each meal, you want to stay within your macronutrient breakdown, and that includes your snacks. So this means each meal should be as balanced as possible and include a combination of protein, carbs and fats.
You might want to work with a nutritionist or dietitian to create the perfect eating plan for you, but here are a couple of examples of a balanced meal:
- For breakfast, you could have 2 hard boiled eggs, a few sliced strawberries, a handful of nuts and coffee or tea (hold the cream and sugar!)
- A healthy snack could be 1 serving of tuna on a bed of lettuce and cucumber with a few almonds.
2. Prepare Your Food
We all know how busy it gets during the week, so it makes sense to have all your food prepped and ready to go in the fridge – just like a real kitchen! So veggies for snacking will have to be washed and sliced and diced, proteins need to be grilled or roasted, carbs need to be baked or boiled and vegetables need to be steamed. When everything is prepared, then you’re free to get creative with putting your meals together in balanced portions.
3. Portion Your Food
If you want to be super organized (and who doesn’t?) it’s a good idea to divide your meals into portion sizes and store them in food containers in the fridge. Then all you have to do in the morning or the night before is grab them and go. Your snacks can also have their own containers or bags, all portioned out, just to make it all super easy. This method also helps you visualize the amount of food you’ll need in one day.
4. Pack Your Meal Prep Bag
Next you want to invest in a high quality meal prep bag like the Shield from Fitmark. Designed to hold as much or as little food as you need to carry, this cooler bag will keep your meals chilled all day long. With unrivalled versatility, the Shield comes complete with its own set of 32-oz food containers (BPA free), ice packs (TSA approved) and a custom vitamin and protein mix dispenser (also BPA free).
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The Shield is our best-selling meal management bag for a reason, because it’s the perfect mix of quality and function. Available in two sizes and a broad selection of colors, it’s the smart way to stay organized and on track with your fitness and weight loss goals. It’s everything you’ll ever need in a meal bag. Just pack it up and go!
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