Last week on our blog we briefly mentioned a few topics that we would be covering in more detail to help you stay on track and FIT for Fall! The first one were going to dive into is Nutrition and Meal Prepping. It’s always been said that abs are made in the kitchen not the gym. What you put into your body is going to make a bigger impact then how much work you put into it. Now don’t get me wrong nutrition and exercise go hand in hand but for most people nutrition plays a bigger part. Planning is key to make your healthy eating become a habit or lifestyles change not just a diet. If you want to be successful with nutrition & exercise you’ve got to make a plan and stick with it. So here are a few tips to help make your meal prepping & menu planning easier.
- Wash and prep fruit right away
If you don’t make it easy you won’t choose fruit over that cookie or candy bar. Buying frozen is also easier and cost efficient since you won’t let it spoil.
- Roast 3-4 Veggies at the same time
Roast sweet potatoes in your oven at 375 degrees for 40-60 minutes on a large cookie sheet, then the last 30 min add squash, Brussels sprouts, broccoli or asparagus. Then you can add as a side to any meal or toss in a salad.
- Grill or bake multiple flavors of meat at once.
Use foil and divide your chicken up into 3 different sections season with your favorite flavorings like lemon pepper, roasted red pepper and teriyaki. Look for a seasoning with low sodium and no msg.
- Pre-cook grains
Brown Rice or Quinoa is great in the fridge for a few days or you can even freeze it if needed. So twice a week I pre cook my grains and divide into reusable containers. Normally I use ½ cup of grains, 4-6 oz of my favorite meat and fill up the bowl with those roasted veggies.
- Pre Portion your favorite snacks when you buy in bulk.
This works great for nuts, dried fruit or your favorite veggies. Having them pre portioned prevents you from over eating and cuts down on your prep time each morning.
- Hard boil eggs
A hardboiled egg has only 77 calories and is filled with 9 essential amino acids along with 6 grams of protein. This portable protein is one of the most nutritious snacks on-the-go you can choose.
Remember if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. So create a realistic plan and get to work! If you need help or would like a 1 on 1 consultation feel free to call either of our Dallas or Fort Worth location at 214-219-9727 we would love to help.