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Learn to Meal Prep Fabulously: Day 1

By June 30, 2016Uncategorized

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DAY 1: What Kind of Meal Prepper are You?

Today’s Goal: To gain an overall understanding of what is meal prep and why you should do it.  Divas completing today’s lesson will also learn the two main meal prep approaches.

TODAY’S EASY DIVA TASK:
1) Determine the number of days you will meal prep next week!
2) Determine if you will use the MAXIMUM meal prep approach or the MINIMUM meal prep approach.


WHAT is Meal Prep?
Meal prep is exactly what it sounds like– prepping meals in advance! It can be entire meals, or parts of meals.


WHY You Should Meal Prep?
Meal prep will ultimately make your life easier / more efficient. Portion control is covered, time and money are saved,and we don’t have to decide what to eat later on because a healthy choice is readily available for you. If you had the choice between a processed food option and a healthy and delicious meal that was already prepared for you– many of us would probably go for the healthier prepared option. So many people WANT to make healthy choices but we want it to be EASY. Make it easy on yourself by prepping ahead so that healthy and delicious meal is waiting for you… tempting you!


WHEN Should You Meal Prep?
Once or twice a week. Most people choose at least one day over the weekend when they have a bit more time.


HOW To Meal Prep?
Many of us think we don’t even have time for meal prep, but chances are, if we added up all of the time we spend creating healthy meals every single day, we would end up spending MORE time doing that than prepping beforehand! Set yourself up for success by prioritizing your meal prep. Set time aside 1-2 days a week where you can do as little or as much meal prep as you need to make it effective. Some of us will need more prepping than others. Some people prefer to prep EVERY MEAL in advance, and for that reason they’ll eat the same thing every day. Some people prefer to eat different things and therefore find ways to prep a little bit at a time and make creating the final meal go a little more smoothly.


What Kind of Meal Prep Works for You?
Keep in mind that these types of meal prep are the “extremes” on the spectrum, and it is common to fall somewhere in between the two. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to meal prep, but there will likely be a way that works better for you.

Here are the facts to consider when determining what works for you, but remember– pros and cons are not necessarily weighed equally. It is likely that trial and error will play a role, and you’ll learn how you best meal-prep as you go!

MINIMUM MEAL PREP 
PROS: 
• Less time is spent initially 
• Less pre-prep planning is necessary 
• More flexibility & versatility among meals 

CONS: 
• More time is spent throughout the week 


YOU MAY WANT TO START HERE IF: 
You are good at managing time &
Would rather spend a little extra time throughout the week to be able to eat different things each day.
MAXIMUM MEAL PREP 
PROS: 
• Less time is spent throughout the week 

CONS: 
• More time is spent initially. 
• More pre-prep planning is necessary 
• Less flexibility & versatility among meals 

YOU MAY WANT TO START HERE IF: 
You struggle with managing time, OR 
Are extremely busy during the week. 
A great option if you’re okay with eating the same foods for multiple days.

Ready? Set? Go!  Complete today’s Easy Diva task!
TODAY’S EASY DIVA TASK:
1) Determine the number of days you will meal prep next week!
2) Determine if you will use the MAXIMUM meal prep approach or the MINIMUM meal prep approach.
3) Share your answer in our Private Diva Support Group: CLICK HERE: Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Divas


I look forward to sharing more of our fabulous meal planning tips with you over the next week!

Live fabulously,
Coach Twy
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You can reach out to me here:
Twitter: @fitfynefabulous
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Private Diva Support Group: Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Divas

P.S.:  If you would like to learn more about our monthly 30 day diva support meal prep challenges, please visit: Make Up & Meal Prep July Challenge

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  • Nornette Jacobs says:

    Hi! Just received Day 1’s challenge… Very excited to get started! Does meal prep include cooking meals in advance and refrigerating or freezing until ready to eat or is it planning, purchasing, portioning, cutting, chopping, seasoning, etc and freezing until ready to cook?

    • Coach Twy says:

      @@nornettejacobs:disqus were you able to get your question answered as the challenge continued? You should be on Day 4 now, I believe. Let me know if you continue to have questions, and we can connect 🙂

      Thanks for joining the challenge and I hope you have learned a lot!!

  • Nornette Jacobs says:

    Hi! I did. Thank you for the follow up!

  • Jadaa Lewis says:

    I’m in excited to get this weight off my neck, back, Breast & stomach…

    Let’s Do IT! !! 🙂

  • Joyce Rowe Kinard says:

    I started doing meal prepping on my own two weeks ago, and I have dropped five pounds thus far. I am excited to continue this with your group.

  • Nornette Jacobs says:

    I’m a minimum meal prepper for now… Once I make the meals once, I believe I will become more efficient and be on my way to becoming a maximum meal prepper.

  • Cheri says:

    So looking forward to learning how to meal prep . Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping so many get healthy and lose weight

  • Veronica Denson says:

    I am a therapist that works out of my car literally. How do I meal prep for breakfast and lunch when warm food is less likely an option to store in the car.

    • Coach Twy says:

      How Veronica, we can definitely help you think this through. First, we have a few questions.

      How many days a week do you work?
      How many hours per day?
      Are you driving yourself? Is there anyone else in the car? Do you have access to a microwave at your destinations?
      Do you pass grocery stores on your travels? (they have microwaves and salad bars)
      Have you considered getting a meal prep bag that keeps your food warm? Do you drink smoothies or protein shakes?
      Look forward to hearing back from you! Let’s build a plan that WORKS for you schedule sis!

      • Veronica Denson says:

        How many days a week do you work? 40+
        How many hours per day? 8 that includes drive time
        Are you driving yourself? Yes
        Is there anyone else in the car? No
        Do you have access to a microwave at your destinations? No
        Do you pass grocery stores on your travels? (they have microwaves and salad bars) tight schedule don’t have time to stop often between clients. My clients live 30min-1hr from each other so I book them back to back only giving time to drive and on occasions I have wider gaps when I can stop to grab food and stuff. However that’s probably 2 out of 5 days I can do that.
        Have you considered getting a meal prep bag that keeps your food warm? Didn’t know that existed
        Do you drink smoothies or protein shakes? I have in the past

  • Tamika says:

    I am excited about starting this healthy lifestyle journey. I think I will be a minimum meal prep person, at first. I just want to put my foot in the water a little before jumping all the way in. Can’t wait to be posted on transformation Tuesday 😊

  • Lakeisha Miller says:

    I’m so nervous I believe that I posted on the wrong page however, I’m excited as well. This journey is very sensitive for me yet I’m moving forward with my decision to make a change in my life. I’m choosing the maximum meal prep. Thanks!

  • Alfreda E Wormley says:

    Hi there you gorgeous people! I am so ready to divorce this fat in my back, goodGODAHMIGHTY it has GOOOTTTTSA GO! Can you help me Nicole? Let’s do it Diva! I need to strive for the max, because my schedule is so tight, I barely have time to poop! I know, tmi, bur geez Louise, this sister is tired of this anaconda around my waist nestling itself in my back, LOOSE ME I SAY…LOL! HELP ME GAL!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

    • Coach Twy says:

      Hi Alfreda! I’m so excited to see that you have started the free meal prep lesson!!! Hows that going. We are now in open registration for our 30 day program. JOIN US!!! That’s where the magic starts.

  • Cortella Johnson says:

    I am tired of the yoyo cycle of losing weight and gaining it back. I am excited and ready for a new challenge in my life. Please teach me to meal prep and get on board with a healthy lifestyle.

    • Coach Twy says:

      I’m so glad you’ve started this free program. This will definitely help you sis!!! Keep following the emails and leaving feedback. Today you should receive Day 2

  • Cassandra Jackson says:

    I’m going to piggy back off of what Cortella Johnson said, I’m tired of the lose weight/gain it back cycle too. I’ve even had thoughts that maybe that’s supposed to be my weight since I never gain more than the initial weight. I saw my classmate Liz Prince a couple of months ago so I KNOW your plan works. Therefore, I’m going to try it!

  • Carolyn says:

    I’m going to try the Maximum meal plan