When it comes to getting fit and losing weight, your journey begins in the kitchen.
Our diet determines how much weight we are able to lose and also gives us the ability to maintain a healthy weight.
For years meal prep containers have been the standard used by fitness enthusiasts.
Have you ever heard of the saying “Six pack abs start in the kitchen”?
Even if six-pack abs are not your goal, whatever fitness goal you are trying to achieve begins with what you feed your body and how much.
Meal Prep Containers
Meal prep for the week is very common among athletes, bodybuilders, and people who practice the clean eating lifestyle.
Preparing your own meals gives you control over what you are eating and how much you are eating. Often times, they utilize meal prep containers to organize and pack a week’s worth of meals.
How complex you decide to get with your meals is up to you. However, for the most part, a well-balanced diet should be enough to ensure you are eating healthy.
The meal prep containers make portion control a snap. You can find them in 3-compartment style or single size style. Most come in a pack of 7 but they are affordable so buying two packs should give you enough containers for two meals during the work day.
If you do not prep your meals ahead of time, you’ll be scrambling to find something to eat when you’re hungry. Being hungry causes you to make poor choices food-wise. It is all too easy to grab something from a fast-food place to satisfy your hunger.
By the end of the day, you may have eaten and snacked on food items that were full of empty calories, sugar, and fat. This type of eating is what hinders your progress.
Part of winning the battle of the bulge is by preparing as much as you can. Meal preparation is key in losing weight and maintaining your goal weight.
What to Place in Your Meal Prep Containers
Understanding portion control is one thing and using meal prep containers can certainly help you, but what exactly should you be placing in them?
Many people who use these containers are opting for a clean-eating lifestyle or they may also follow the paleo diet. Both are very popular diets for eating well-balanced meals.
You may even opt for eating the things you like but using the meal prep containers as a way to portion out your food.
I think these containers are an awesome way to portion out food and keep you on track for meeting your goals. Meal prep for the week is a great practice and one that can develop into a healthy lifestyle change.