People, there is a secret to eating healthy, home-cooked meals that do not waste hours after work – and no, they do not invest in a personal chef. They prepare themselves for the preparation or prepare some meals or meals and give them in portions throughout the week. This can be as simple as adding cottage cheese for breakfast or as complicated as preparing a set of meals on Sundays and saving for the rest of the week. Either way, you'll save time and money – and make sure you stick to a healthy diet.
"One of the biggest falls I see in clients regarding their compliance The nutritional program is making bad nutritional decisions right now," says Men's Health Nutritionist Mike Roussell, Ph.D. "When you prepare meals, you do not have to make any decisions during the meal. All the work has already been done. You just have to eat. "
Need help getting started? We've explained the basics and given a few tips to make it a little less overwhelming.
1) Calculate how many meals you need.
Think about how many breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners you'll need throughout the week. Technically, if you want enough breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the work week, you would need 15 meals, but you do not have to prepare 15 separate dishes. Instead, prepare a few large batches of meat and vegetables that can be used in different ways during the week.
Check out this downloadable template from The Kitchn to schedule the week. Or try one of our simple, high protein recipes. And another tip: do not forget to consider appointments and meals with customers. In this way, you can plan more efficiently and avoid wasting food.