One thing my friends and colleagues find super fascinating is that I spend my Sundays meal prepping.
Since March 2014 after I got married, I’ve been training with a personal trainer (You can take a look at his site here). One thing he’s taught me in the 3 years I’ve been training with him is that losing weight and looking like the perfect version of me is going to take time.
Since moving into our home last year, I’ve been upping my meal prep game to no end. Every Sunday, I’ll prepare my breakfasts and lunches for my working week. I take these to work in a cool bag so they don’t go bad. I also take fruit and snacks, these all help me to stay on track while I’m at work. Knowing I have all the food I’m going to need during the day with me means two things:
- I’m not going to go and spend extra money on food as I have everything I’m going to need
- I know exactly what I’ll be eating as I have prepared it at home myself. It’s wholesome, healthy, flavoursome food that I enjoy eating.
I train 3 times a week most weeks with my trainer, my routines are strength training based, who knew I could lift more than my own body weight and feel great about it?
Along with the training, I’m provided with nutritional advice and this is what has really opened my eyes. Eating well really makes all the difference to how I look and feel, and making small changes and creating good habits is something that I’m continuing to do constantly. I’m such a foodie and it’s become really apparent that I’m a carb junkie, I love them, but I know that to reach my own personal goals, I should be sticking to a set amount of carbs.
In the last month or so, I decided to eat most (!) of my allocated carbs with my evening meals, this means that I can have a regular meal with EmJay and not worry about only have that 1 roast potato or 1/2 a chappati with my curry. During the day, I stick with high protein meals with lots of vegetables. I use unflavoured whey and super pea protein powders with some of my recipes to add to my protein intake as per advice from my trainer.
So, from this week onwards, I’ll try and post (at least) one of my meal prep recipes a month, this week, my go to high protein breakfast. It’s hardly even a recipe if I’m honest. I’ve been having this breakfast every weekday for the last 3 months or so and I really feel like it’s really helped to keep me full till lunch (and beyond).
The first thing I’d like to share is my protein packed breakfast mousse, which is actually just greek yogurt mixed with some flavourings and unflavoured whey, you can find the recipe here.
*Disclaimer – Please be advised, I have made slow and steady changes to my diet and lifestyle under professional supervision, these posts are based on my personal experience and are in no way advising the reader to change their lifestyle without seeking advise from a Doctor or other trained professional.