Do you have an extra busy week or month ahead? We all do at some point. Whether it’s a crazy time at work or the holiday crunch, it can be easy to slip out of meal prepping habits during our busiest times. But it’s so important that you stick with meal prepping — even when life gets hectic. It’s key to living a healthy lifestyle. When you prep your meals in advance, you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy vending machine snacks or make fast food stops.
If you already have a good meal prep routine in place, you can tweak it to stick to your healthy habits, no matter what life throws at you.
Sarah Schafer, Medical Weight Loss Clinic’s Canton manager, says the best way to stay on track with meal prepping when life gets busy is to cut corners. Here are her tips for making meal prep go extra quick:
Buy pre-cut veggies and fruits
Buy steamable frozen bags of vegetables to microwave in a hurry
Use cottage cheese and canned tuna as a quick source of protein
Buy diet snack crackers as a quick starch option
Keep fruits as simple as possible, such as apples and grapes that don't require preparation
Purchase hard-boiled eggs from the grocery store that are already peeled
“I understand these solutions are not the most cost-efficient, but during busy times, you will still save more money eating these foods than ordering to-go!” Sarah says. “Plus, your weight loss will stay on track and you'll feel way better knowing you gave it your all, just by utilizing these convenient foods during busy weeks.”
If you are a Fast Track patient, Sarah also recommends that you save four or five empty water bottles for shakes. In a blender, add four to five packets of Medical Weight Loss Clinic Shakes with 32-40 ounces of water. Blend and divide the shakes into the recycled water bottles. Pack these bottles in a cooler and take them everywhere you go! You will have pre-mixed shakes readily available, plus they're disposable in case you are traveling.
If you are ready to begin your weight loss journey and develop a personalized meal plan, contact Medical Weight Loss Clinic today, and we’ll help you get on the path to success! Book your free consultation here or call 248-353-8446.