Fitness column - Preparing food is key to staying fit

Food prepping so important
Food prepping so important

FOOD prepping is often thought of as being more expensive and time-consuming. This is absolutely rubbish and in actual fact achieves the complete opposite.

Prepping meals actually saves you time and money as well as many other perks.

Health tips from Xercise4Less fitness guru, The Colonel

Health tips from Xercise4Less fitness guru, The Colonel

Food prep saves you time and allows you to de-stress. It gives you the ability to plan your diet for the week. No need to think about what you are having for lunch on Wednesday, just take a look at your chart and you will know. Food prep can also be made flexible to fit around your schedule. You can either do one big shop once a week or small shops on an evening or any time of day that’s convenient to you.

Food prep makes your shopping unbelievably easy and allows you to do one big shop for the week. This saves money rather than doing various shops throughout the week as you realise your fridge is missing a vital ingredient, which actually works out a lot more expensive. Prepping your meals is much healthier for you as it allows you to balance your dietary requirements. For example red meat should only be eaten twice a week and using this method you know that will happen.

If you want to be consuming so many grams of protein a week or day you can now plan this.

You are also able to use fresh produce which is incredibly good for your body. No more preservatives and junk ready meals.