If you’re looking to start the new year off right, set yourself up for a week of healthy eating with Sunday Meal Prep for Weight Loss. Gear up for a successful week by prepping your meals and snacks in advance.
Prepping your meals for the week is a great way to stay on track with eating healthy. What happens is this, we forget our lunch and head off to work, we grab some coffee, and eat nothing until lunch. Then we go out with coworkers and eat something unhealthy because we are simply starving and looking for something, anything, to fuel our bodies. Then mid-afternoon hunger hits and we reach for a candy bar or a bag of chips before heading home to feed the family. Sound familiar?
If you want to succeed in losing weight and sticking to your meal plan, plan ahead! Lack of a meal plan will mean failure on your weight loss goals. Taking just a few hours every Sunday can help you succeed in your weight loss journey!
Meal Prep Ideas
Meal Prep Salads – Grab your romaine or some sort of leaf lettuce, kale, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and….you get the idea. You will be taking your dressing with you for each meal. These salads will also be where you get your good carbs for the day. Try adding black beans into your salad for additional fiber. A half-cup serving provides eight grams of protein and 7.5 grams of fiber. Quinoa is higher in protein than any other grain and packs a hefty dose of heart-healthy, unsaturated fats.
Meal Prep Proteins – With each meal, you will want to eat about a handful of protein. One 4-ounce chicken breast holds about 28 grams of protein and is about the size of your hand. Therefore, one chicken breast equals approximately one handful of protein. Grill or bake your chicken or use good canned chicken. You can add this into your salad or eat it separately. Protein fills you up and it takes longer to break down so you’re not hungry again for a long time. Another great idea is hard boiling those eggs for the week. They can be eaten with just a little pepper or added into your salads for extra protein. Another great way to eat them is with a can of tuna mixed with a little greek yogurt.
Meal Prep Fruits – This one is pretty easy! Cut up fruits like watermelon which is high in water. Eat as much of this as you want. Cantaloupe is another good choice, it contains a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Add an assortment of berries. You can also prepare Watermelon Coconut Water in advance to help flush toxins.
We hope you find this information on Sunday Meal Prep for Weight Loss helpful. For more posts to help you with your active and healthy lifestyle, visit our Food and Fitness Section. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a healthy recipe. Enjoy!
Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research and personal experience.