In today’s hectic world, it can be difficult to find time to get to the gym every day. We here at Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, the top fitness center in Mount Laurel, want to help you get in shape this weekend even if you can’t commit to working out on a regular basis. One alternative is eliminating any bad food from your diet. Whether you don’t have many healthy options for lunch at work or you don’t have enough time to cook something good, meal prepping can help eliminate the temptation or choice to eat unhealthy food this summer.

In this month’s blog, we’re going to review what exactly meal prepping entails.

What Is It?

Meal prepping is preparing some, if not all of your meals for the week so that you are able to enjoy a cooked meal quickly without the ability to cook something up at that time and place. Meal prepping is ideal for those who work outdoors or in an office setting. Meal prepping can help you save time and money while improving your health.

How Do I Start?

Getting started is very easy. It is important not to get overwhelmed in the beginning. In no time, meal prepping will become a part of your normal routine. Meal prepping can be broken down into three steps:

  • Pick A Day To Cook – We recommend Sunday as your day to gather up and cook all the meals for the week. Sunday helps the food stay as fresh and also gives you all day to cook; if needed. If preparing everything on Sunday seems like too much, we recommend Sunday and Wednesday. That way you can focus on a half a week at a time.
  • Pick The Meals – Once you decide which day is best for you to cook, the next step is to choose what kind of meals you like. As we mentioned earlier, the purpose of meal prepping is so you can eat healthy meals. You lose the benefits of meal prepping if you prepare red meat every single day. Mix it up and find something healthy that you also enjoy the taste of.
  • Store And Wait – Once you choose and cook the meals, there’s only one thing left to do — eat! It is important to have the right containers for the type of meal you’re looking to cook. Having dividers prevents one meal from leaking or mixing with the other.

Those who are serious about getting in shape can benefit from visiting Kennedy Fitness. With six locations scattered across South Jersey, the excuses are starting to run out. You may be able to take advantage of our fitness memberships through work in Burlington County. Give us a call today at 1-800-983-8809 for more information.