If you’re looking to lose weight, one of the most important things that you must be doing is taking the time to prepare your food ahead of time. Those who leave their diet up to chance are simply not going to succeed in achieving their target calorie and macronutrient intake as they should, thus fail to see the results that they’re after.
If you take the time to prepare your meals in advance, you can rest assured that you’ll be giving your body everything that it needs to see optimal success.

So what can you do to make meal prep easier? If you don’t want to spend hours in the week cooking and preparing your food, how you can you slash this time so maintaining your diet is easier?
Let’s have a look at what you need to know.

Pre-Chop Your Veggies
The very first thing that you should be doing is pre-chopping your vegetables as often as possible. As soon as you get home from grocery shopping, cut them all up so they’re handy and ready to eat as a quick snack anytime or toss into the dishes that you’re preparing.

Freeze Cooked Meat
Second, another smart move is to freeze any cooked meat you prepare. Meat can easily be frozen for a number of weeks so when you need a protein source fast, all you’ll have to do is take it out of the freezer and you’ll be all set to go.

Use High Quality Tupperware
Finally, be sure to make good use of high quality Tupperware. Tupperware is going to help to maintain the freshness of your food so it lasts longer between your prep time and when you consume it. This will also make it easier to carry around so you can avoid the urge to stop for fast food.

If you can take the time to plan and prepare your food ahead of time you will have no problem sticking with your diet. You will see a very high payoff from doing so.

Detric Smith, CSCS, USAW,ACSM-HFI is a personal trainer in Williamsburg, VA who specializes in weight loss. He can be reached through his business site www.resultsperformancetraining.com for more information about his boot camp and consultation services.