Friggin’ meal prep.
Does it feel like it would be the catalyst to your healthy habit change or weight loss?
It’s not magic.
It’s honestly not even realistic for most people.
However, when clients feel they steered off track a bit, and I ask what was “clicking” for them when they felt “on track”…they say in one form or another “meal prep”
That’s because meal prep is flexible.
Through trial and error, you’ve got to figure out what meal prep is and how it will work for you.
Here are a few things to try:
Think ahead about your busy week and decide what you’d like to eat and/or feed your family for dinner. This can be as basic as writing it on a calendar or post it notes. The initial goal isn’t to stick to it perfectly, but it should start to add some intention and will make it a little bit harder to ignore.
Cook more. If you cook dinner, instead of cooking enough just for your meal that night, cook a bit more so you can then prep a lunch meal for the next day.
Set up a slow cooker meal in the morning. Such a simple but forgotten tactic. This can be done in as little as 2 ingredients. Bonus: the leftovers stay “prepped” for a meal the next day.
Prep only your protein. Instead of making full meals, just cook enough protein for the week. Then you can easily and creatively throw together the rest of a meal at any point *as long as you have those pieces on hand: Salad mixes, grains, veggies, wraps, dips, etc. Meaning you will need to be intentional about shopping!
Be realistic about who you’ll be this week, don’t expect yourself to wake up and be who you’d like to be. Build some habits and eventually they will meet.
I’m not here to convince you that you need a coach.
I’m here to be the coach you deserve, when you decide you want one.
Until then, I’ll be here giving out information that other coaches charge for, for free.
Maybe you don’t need my help.
But would you turn down free coffee to find out?