Save time and money while speeding up your transformation progress with these simple meal prep tips
We recommend doing one big shop a week so you have everything you need for the next seven days. It takes a bit of effort up front but ultimately it’ll save you time and money. It will also ensure that your cupboards are full of foods that will help, rather than hinder, your better body goals. One extra tip – never shop on an empty stomach!
If you do your big shop at the weekend you can also spend a couple of hours batch-cooking for the week ahead. Again, this will save you time and it will also make you more likely to stick to your eating plan. If you only have to heat something up, rather than cook from scratch when you come home after a hard day at work you’ll be less likely to tap a food delivery app.
Investing in a range of Tupperware is one of the most effective ways to make a big difference to the way you eat. Once you batch cook you can easily store your healthy meals and snacks. You can also use the containers to take your food with you, whether that’s bringing your lunch into work or carrying healthy snacks wherever you go.
Buy a cool bag
If you’ve got a fridge at work, great. You’ve got a place to store your food. If not, then get yourself a small cool bag and ice box so you can keep your food fresh. Healthy lunch options are usually either non-existent or a rip-off, so bringing your own meals with you will keep your transformation on track and save you cash.
Follow a plan
Using a smart and sustainable meal plan, like the ones in the New Body Plan Plus package, ensures that you get the right balance of macro and micronutrients for your goal. It removes the hassle out of thinking up healthy food ideas that also taste good and, as we suggested in the willpower advice above, it takes the decision-making out of what you eat, which can reduce the chances of you succumbing to temptation.