Monday September 7th is Labor Day and there will only be one class at 9am!
Workout Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.
Some tips for meal prepping
As another school year is approaching, we have to remember the importance healthy eating habits, even when things get crazy!
You will have to schedule a few hours to cook and prepare your meals, and also some time to formulate a solid food list for the length of time you’re planning to prepare for. You’ll want to ensure that your list is varied enough so that you don’t get bored with the meals that you’re making,
Buy good tupperware
You’re going to be making a lot of food, so you’re going to need a lot of containers to keep everything tucked away in the fridge and freezer. You will likely be traveling with your meals, and the last thing you want is for the lid to fall off in your bag and the food to spill out everywhere. Don’t shy away from spending a few extra dollars to keep your meals secure.
Carve out a couple of hours on a day of your choice to meal prep
This is where the hard work comes in. Set aside a few hours to get cooking. Many people might enjoy this, but it can be torture for others—you’ll just have to keep the big picture in mind. Don’t think that you have to cook absolutely everything in one go. You can prep vegetables and season your meats and leave them in the fridge to be cooked at a later date.
Prep snacks too
CrossFit has a funny way of spiking your metabolism through the roof, which means that you’re going to be a lot hungrier between meals. It’s just as important to prepare your snacks for the days ahead as it is your meals. Have your fruit, nuts, shakes and leftovers in high quantity and readily available so when the hunger creeps up, you’ll be reaching for the right option to satisfy your cravings.
Keep it simple and start slow
There’s going to be a lot of trial and error but it’s all about finding and developing a method that works for you. So don’t start off by trying to prep your meals for an entire week. Instead, work with manageable chunks—one to two days at first. You are eating to achieve your diet goals. Start simple! Grilled chicken and some roasted veggies; doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that. Be patient with the process yet remain consistent.
By Caitlin Brennan