I’ve shared many pictures and updates about our time in the gym since January, but a huge part of our success with weight loss has not even taken place in the gym. It really starts in the kitchen. You can work out all day but if you aren’t eating right and fueling your body properly, you won’t get the results you are looking for.
This morning is a good example of how I prepare for our week. Salads, veggies, fruits, protein and more make up our days during the week. Both hubby and I eat several small meals a day and always have breakfast. We aim for a healthy mix of proteins, low carbs, and healthy fats. Tonight I will make a favorite dinner of hubby’s which will make for several lunches during the week.
This is not to say that we don’t splurge or enjoy our favorite foods from time to time. There are days where we don’t take our lunch and will get lunch out, but we always have snacks with us. I never want to get to a point where I’m starving. On the flip side, my meals are small so I eat until I’m satisfied, not overly full.
At this point in our journey to get fit this year, we are going to start fine tuning our meals and focus on macros. Basically, we will eat to reach our goals and our hard work in the gym.
Spending an hour or so in the kitchen getting ready for the week ahead makes a huge difference in sticking to our plan and reaching our goals.
Do you meal prep? What are your go-to snacks and meals?
Pretty much anything that involves peanut butter either with celery, fruit, rice cakes, or in plain yogurt! I find I’m more satisfied when I have some healthy fat in my diet, am fuller longer, and have less sweet cravings