The weekend is nearly here, and hopefully you’ll have some more spare time. Weekends are a brilliant time for getting organised with your nutrition.
We like to use the weekends (usually an hour or so on Sunday) to prep food for the week ahead. Here's our #1 “weekend food prep” advice...
>> Batch cook
If you’ve got a slow cooker/crock pot, make several batches of chilli, bolognese sauce, or any combination of meat/minced meat/tinned tomatoes/vegetables etc. Then portion it out, refrigerate some, freeze others - ready-made healthy meals. Just add rice, potatoes, etc as needed!
>> Cook your protein
Chicken and turkey are staple foods of a healthy fat loss type diet. But it’s time consuming to cook meat from raw each time. Use time at the weekend to oven bake a load of chicken breasts (season them as you like). Refrigerate some, freeze others … you know the drill!
>> Make lunch for the week
Start taking your own lunch into work and you will instantly take control of a huge part of your diet. Use the weekend to prep 3 lunches (they will keep til Wednesday) - or all 5 (freeze them, take one out each evening).
>> Chop veggies
Chop up fresh veggies into bite-size bits and keep in the fridge in air tight containers. Easy to grab raw for snacks, or faster to cook when it comes to meal times!
>> Plan your evening meals (plus a shopping list)
Sit down with the family and plan evening meals. Then make a shopping list and either head to the supermarket or do an online order - but only buy what you need! Save cash, no impulse purchases, and less tempting food in the house!
>> Prepare tomorrow’s breakfast
Use Sunday night to prep Monday’s breakfast - overnight oats is a great idea. Get Monday off to a flying start!
Even if you did just ONE of these things, you’ll be streets ahead of almost everyone else in the weight loss battle. Get one step ahead of your week.
Have a great weekend!