Top 3 Reasons To Meal Prep

I think meal prepping, for a LARGE amount of people, is the key to success or failure in reaching their current health and fitness goals.

1. It takes the guessing game out of your eating habits

You meal prep, you don’t worry about what’s for lunch at work. Or stopping for a snack at wawa or sheets. You know what you’re having before you even leave the house.

2. You know EXACTLY what you’re eating

When you meal prep, you know serving size. You know ingredients. You know exactly what you used to cook your food. No hidden ingredients like when you go out to eat.

3. Saves time

It may not seem like it when you’re spending 2 hours in the kitchen on a sunday. But, over the course of the week, you’ll save soooo much time. Meal prepping and cooking in bulk, even just your dinners, can save you 2/3/4 hours of not having to cook, or stop for food, the rest of the week.

Meal prepping is a major key in seeing results. If you don’t want to cook, there are meal prep services out there that will send you prepped meals to just heat up.

You’ll save money by doing it yourself, but, both will work!

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No New Years Resolution

We are less than 1 month away from the new year (and new decade!), and with that comes New Years Resolutions.

Whether its losing weight, getting in shape, eating healthier, traveling more, starting a business, or anything else, we like to use January 1st as this magical starting point.

But, why?

Why wait for January 1st, when it’s early December and you already know what you want to do or be or accomplish??

January 1st is no more special than December 15th or 20th or 31st.

Don’t waste a month just to, maybe, feel that motivation on the 1st. Start now. Start your process today.

I know we are right in the middle of the holiday season and things get busy. Parties, and family events, and shopping and everything else can seem to get in the way.

But, really, how much time are we talking about? 4 days? 6 days? Where you can’t 100% focus on your goals. That’s fine. What about the other 15-20 days left in this month??

We are ALL busy.

But, no one is 24/7 busy. No one.

It can be a 20min window to get a workout in because you have fitness goals. Or an hour at night to work on your side business. We have the time. Even with EVERYTHING that is currently going on, we have the time.

Being too busy is an excuse. Waiting for the new year is bs.

Don’t waste the next couple weeks waiting for January 1st.

Start your resolution today.

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15 Tips To NOT Gain Weight During The Holidays

The holiday season is the time to bring people together. Celebrate. See family…. And gain unwanted weight.?.?.?.

It’s why, in a survey done about New Years Resolutions,  45% of people had “Lose weight or get in shape” as part of their resolutions.

And this time of the year plays a BIG part in that. Between Thanksgiving (for some, Halloween!), and New Years, a lot of people gain unwanted weight. I’ve asked a few people about past years weight gains. Some said 5-10lbs, some went up to 15+lbs.

That’s a lot of weight in such a short amount of time. So, I wanted to share some tips, and tricks to combat that seasonal weight gain.

  1. Maintain a normal workout routine.
  2. Don’t skip workouts. 10 or 15 minutes is better than nothing.
  3. Get proper sleep (less sleep= more cravings).
  4. It’s ok to say NO. To seconds, extra food, more wine…
  5. Fill your plate with a lot of protein and veggies. Aim for at least 70%.
  6. 1 plate rule. Fill it up. No second trips.
  7. For salads, choose oil based over creamy dressings
  8. Be picky with food. Eat the food you REALLY want. Not just because it’s there.
  9. No grazing. Hold a convo or catch up with people away from the kitchen.
  10. Be mindful of snacking. Eating the cookie is fine. Eating the whole tray, not so much.
  11. Don’t have back to back unhealthy meals.
  12. Be mindful of alcohol.  Liquid calories add up quick!
  13. Go for a walk after a big meal.
  14. Keep stress levels down. Meditate,  do yoga.
  15. Enjoy yourself! Any unwanted weight that you put on can go away once you’re back into a normal health/fitness routine.

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