Meal Prepping to Reduce Inflammation
Let’s face it, many of us do not do meal prep because we think we do not have time. But, then we spend more time dealing with the after effects of what we eat or don’t but should eat in the long run.
Think about all the diseases like cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation, heart disease and more. Do you feel sluggish, have a mental fog and are tired all the time?
You see what, when and how much you eat affects your body and mind. According to National Health Statistics Reports published in 2021, among adults aged 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 41.9%, severe obesity was 9.2%, and diabetes was 14.8%.
You will notice, when you are not healthy enough, tasks at hand take longer. You most likely feel the midday crush. You just know that something is not right.
In some cases, you may need to see a medical professional. There goes the time you are trying to save. Plus the financial cost and the suffering.
Why do you want to spend time feeling sick or not yourself? Instead, I am challenging you to spend the time at the beginning to care for yourself. Eat well and exercise safely and regularly. If you do not know where to start, let us help you, contact us at Wallace Fitness™️.
In this article, I am going to focus on an easy system we teach our Wallace Fitness™️ Family Members who would like to improve the quality of their lives.
Unless you have a lot of time on hand and you do not mind cooking multiple times in a day, I recommend cooking in batches.
What works for many of our clients is to set maybe 1 to 2 hours, two times a week to prepare the next 3 days of meals. For example, I usually cook on Sundays for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Wednesday I cook for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sundays I have more time, so I either eat leftovers in case I went for dinner or lunch, I would have one meal left or what I cook in the morning. You can switch the days on what works for you.
This is how it works:
1- Decide what you want to eat for the next 3 days.
2- Adjust your portions in the recipe. If the recipe is calling for 2 servings then increase it to 3 servings by multiplying the ingredient with 1.5. If it calls for servings of 6 then divide the recipe in half to cover 3 days.
3- Complete your grocery shopping.
4 – Start cooking your recipes. Take out your glass containers.
5- As the food is cooked or prepared, place one serving of the meal/snack in a glass container.
6 – This step will help you organize in the most time saving manner. I usually have my clients place them in the refrigerator, in the order of the day and consumption timelines. For example, you would place the breakfast in the front for easy grab. Behind it would be snack or lunch then again snack then dinner.
The idea here is to save you time, money and hassle in the long run.
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