Posted by Rebalance Coach on 05/23/2019

Save HOURS and increase your PERFORMANCE with this simple meal prep trick!

Save HOURS and increase your PERFORMANCE with this simple meal prep trick!

I have a super time-saving tip for you today – a tip that will make your life easier, save you money AND help you stay on track with your nutrition.

Here it goes: In a nutshell, most of us fall into two camps when it comes to meal prep. We either overthink it, or we don’t think about it all. 

Overthinking is an easy trap to fall into…  there’s just SO much “stuff” on the internet, in magazines, and on social media with conflicting information. It’s nearly impossible to filter out all of the noise and to make an actual decision. 

So you think about it, you think some more, and then before you know it, it’s time to eat and you still don’t have a plan.

Way too many people (I used to be one of them!) think that meal prep is all about identical-looking bland Tupperware meals (like chicken, sweet potato, and broccoli) and think, “Ugh... that’s not for me”! 

That’s when a lot of us join the second camp: “put it off for next week” / or not thinking about prepping or planning meals at all. This is also where performance and energy can suffer. If we're not sufficiently prepared, we may miss meals and snacks, not to mention we then need to go and buy our breakfast or lunch from the cafe down the road. When we're eating out, we run the risk of having limited healthy or nutritious options, we may tend to go for the quick and convenient deep fried option. This is where your daily performance and energy will be negatively impacted from lack of nutrition!

There’s actually a happy middle ground! What if you took a few minutes to map out your meals and snacks for the next several days, and when you’re making dinner, you simply make 2-3x the amount you usually do?

You can double up by making extra turkey rissoles, frittata, soup, chilli con-carne, stir fry, or … well, almost anything! It doesn’t just apply to “special” meals.

Taking this approach means you don’t have to set aside several hours of valuable weekend time to cook for the upcoming week. Instead, you spend your normal amount of time cooking … plus 5 to 10 minutes each week PLANNING your meals.

This seems like a no-brainer, but the PLANNING part of it makes all the difference, especially if you’re used to trying to figure out every day what you’re going to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

And to help you tackle meal planning at another level, I’m going to share an AMAZING resource that I created just for you! It’s a “Complete Guide to Meal Planning” where I’ll break down step-by-step how to plan your meals and set yourself up for success.  

It’s also loaded with game-changing recipes, tips, and strategies!  

Just head here to register and download and it's yours to keep.

Have an amazing day and always remember to "Cook Once & Eat Twice!"

Coach Jimmy 

Rebalance Nutrition Coach

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