When you’re following an intense workout program, you need to feed your body with clean fuel so you can stay energized for the entire length of a workout and still feel great all day.
What is meal prepping? How does one start? Let’s begin with the basics. This meal prep guide for beginners will help you get a handle on how to begin, how to choose your meals, how to make a meal prep grocery list and much more.
When you’re trying to eat healthier, meal prep can make it easier to stick to your plan — just cook a big batch of nutritious food at the beginning of the week, and you’ll always have a healthy meal ready when you get hungry.
We all know when we’ve gone off the rails with our diets, even before we’re forced to move up another notch on our belts. Maybe it was that whole bag of mini candy bars you hoarded in your desk after Halloween, or the three plates of Thanksgiving dinner and all the pies, or a month of cookies and cocktail parties leading up to the holidays. Or, maybe it’s been a long, slow decline since you gave up on your New Year’s Resolution sometime last February. No matter what sent you off course in the first place, it’s always a good time to get back on track with 3-Day Refresh.
The last time I flew the friendly skies, the in-flight snacks were about as far from healthy as they could be. Shortly after take-off, the flight attendant handed me a box containing a puff pastry stuffed with cheese and tomato sauce, and a bright pink, raspberry-flavored cake. A few hours later, he returned with paper cups filled with chocolate ice cream. I kid you not… ice cream has replaced peanuts on some airplanes. When I was younger, I might have thought this was the coolest airline ever. But as a person who now tries to steer clear of sugar and processed foods, I was woefully out of my comfort zone — and I was hungry.
Beachbody’s resident meal prep pros, Amanda Meixner and Chris Rocchio are tough acts to follow. Each of these fitness fanatics devotes nearly every Sunday to meal prep! If you’ve been following our Meal Prep series since the beginning, you’ve seen dozens of Meixner’s colorful menus and simplified, buffet-style meal preps.
Almost every weekend, Beachbody’s Social Media Manager (and fitness fanatic) Amanda Meixner preps her healthy meals and shares her photos on her Instagram account. Her simple recipes and colorful photos of mouthwatering food remind us that healthy meal prep doesn’t have to be hard to be good. She eats about 1,500-1,799 calorie per day. Want to see more of Amanda’s fit and healthy lifestyle? Check out her blog, Running Wild
Almost every weekend, Social Media Specialist (and fitness fanatic) Amanda Meixner preps her meals and shares her photos on her Instagram account. Her simple photos remind us meal prep doesn’t have to be hard. Follow her on Instagram and check out her blog, Running Wild. For three weeks she’s following the portion plan for 21 Day Fix EXTREME. In order to maintain her weight, she falls in the 1,800–2,099 calorie bracket. Of course, it’s not necessary to prepare this much food at once, but Amanda does it to save herself time later in the week. Plan your meals on Sunday? Save this for the weekend!
Almost every weekend, Social Media Specialist (and fitness fanatic) Amanda Meixner preps her meals and shares her photos on her Instagram account. Her simple photos remind us meal prep doesn’t have to be hard. This week, she is doing two days of Autumn Calabrese’s Countdown to Competition eating plan, followed by one day of the 21 Day Fix EXTREME eating plan (repeating this for the rest of the week).
Meal prepping might seem intimidating to someone who has never done it before, but it’s actually pretty straightforward once you get started! From an insider’s perspective, I want to share the best tools that will help make you a meal prep master. Not only do these tools make preparing food easier, but they can also make it much faster. Who really wants to spend more than two or three hours prepping a week’s worth of food?