Proper nutrition is just as important as exercise when it comes to achieving your desired fitness results. And with our busy lives, finding time to go to the gym is challenging enough, and adding grocery shopping and meal preparation to the list does not make the endeavor any easier.
Helpful Tips For Easier Meal Planning, Part II
If you caught our last blog, we shared three tips that can help make preparing healthy and delicious meals easier. To quickly review, we shared that setting specific goals, creating a master recipe collection, and strategically shopping for ingredients and other groceries can significantly improve your meal planning efforts. In this blog, we’ll continue helping you enhance your meal planning efforts by share three more tips.
Tip #4: Get The Prep Work Done
Perhaps the most dreaded part of meal planning is doing the prep work. Sure it can take some time, but it is a crucial step to planning meals. When it comes to the prep work, our advice is to just get it done. In our last blog, one of our tips was to shop strategically. A good habit to develop is to do the prep work immediately after grocery shopping. When you return from the store, rather than stuffing everything in the fridge, freezer, and pantry, start preparing your meals. Dice onions, cook your protein, peel your carrots, cube your sweet potatoes, and do whatever else you need to do to have your meals ready! Doing meal prep this way not only makes it a one-and-done task rather than a daily chore, but it also makes you more likely to grab those healthy foods when hunger kicks in.
Tip #5: Incorporate QuickHIT Fit Nutrition Into Your Meal Plan
At QuickHIT Fit, we know just how important proper nutrition and healthy eating habits are for your overall well-being. That’s why we offer a nutritional line of products that will make your meal planning efforts easier. We offer a wider variety of supplements to support your fitness journey and we even have everyday meals and snacks, including protein bars, shelf-stable meals, and custom meals that can be incorporated into your meal planning without the need of going to the grocery store.
Tip #6: Stay Consistent
Once you have planned and prepared your meals, the hard work is done for the week. Now, the only thing left to do is avoid the typical stumbling blocks. It can be easy to take the easy way out and gravitate towards junk food or meals that are not in line with your goals. But as long as you plan ahead, continue shopping for healthy foods, and keep an ever-growing list of healthy recipes in your arsenal, health eating and following a meal plan will become a no-brainer.
We hope that combining all of these tips will make meal planning much easier for you as you pursue your fitness goals. If you need help with meal planning, the nutritionists at QuickHIT Fitness Labs can help! In addition to effective 20-minute workouts, we offer supplements and meal plans to help you stay on the right track. To learn more, contact us.