Meal prepping is not just for nutritionists, health nuts, fitness influencers, and those with a love for planning ahead.
Prepping your meals helps you stick to the decisions that advance your health goals while adding variety and (likely) saving you money in the long run!
Before spending time prepping your meals, take some time to do a quick kitchen audit! We feel that it is helpful to take an inventory of your kitchen tools, check on the organization of your drawers/cabinets, remove expired/unused/unwanted ingredients or items, and survey your counter space.
Think of the flow of prepping, cooking, and assembling…
A few years ago, flexible dieting took the health and fitness industry by storm with its unique approach to nutrition. People find it attractive because, while standard diets restrict the foods you eat, flexible dieting does not limit foods! Flexible dieting is about tracking your macros and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
Below are the top five benefits of flexible dieting:
1. Fewer chances of breaking your diet.
One problem with standard dieting is that it makes you feel restricted — and that is why you are likely to not continue it after just a few days or weeks. On the…
Diets don’t work. Over a period of multiple years, every single diet performs similarly in the amount of weight loss, and breaking any of these diets has the same effect — regaining weight, often more than was lost on the diet itself. They might help you shed weight fast or kick-start a lifestyle change, but we quickly find out it’s not sustainable to carry out the restrictions that many diets place on those who try them (and they can be very expensive). The only sustainable way to achieve your dietary goals and maintain quality health and wellness is to follow…
Carbs are the body’s primary source of energy and are incredibly important to consider when designing a macro-based meal plan. Carbs have generated a lot of controversy in the health/wellness sphere, with many clamoring for low-carb diets and others claiming high-carb diets are the best.
Carbs have been demonized as the cause of weight accumulation, blood sugar destabilization, and various other health concerns. However, carbs are essential for providing energy to power our physical and mental activities, as well as many other processes in the body.
Here are five critical roles of carbs in your diet:
Source of Energy
At nine calories per gram, fat is the densest macronutrient in our diet — and this has made it a victim of constant bashing and demonization in the nutrition and dieting world. However, studies and experience have shown that this macronutrient has been highly misunderstood and can actually aid in weight loss and performance goals.
So why the bad reputation?
Saturated fats and trans fats have been linked to an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and elevated cholesterol levels. …