Top 5 Benefits of Meal Planning + Prep

One of the most beneficial things you can do to set yourself up for success on a keto diet (or any diet , really) is to be prepared. So, I want to share with you my top 5 benefits of meal planning and prep, in the hopes you’ll take up these powerful tools yourself!  

Save Money

One of the biggest reasons to dive into meal prepping is that it will save you so much money! Because you’re planning ahead, you’ll be buying less food that ends up going to waste. If you eat according to your plan, you’ll be eating almost everything that you buy. It gets even more cost effective if you can buy in bulk!  

Portion Control is Automatic

Because you’ll be portioning everything out at one time, you don’t have to play guess how much I can eat -or- who’s going back for seconds. You’ve already got it planned. When you measure it out, your going to be MUCH more accurate than those “oh, I’ll just eyeball it” moments we all have standing there scooping out the noshes. #horseshoesAndhandgrenades  

Saves You Time

Again, you will save SO much time but doing your prep once, then to do a little bit at a time, day after day. Cutting veggies, portioning meats, even if you’re not batch cooking will save time. And let’s face it, we could all use a little bit more time during the week, yes?  

Fewer Decisions

You’ll probably heard that willpower is a finite resource. Well, what better what to maximize your willpower potential than by eliminating unnecessary decision making. Meal planning and prepping helps with this because you’ve done all the think and planning in advance. Now, all you have to do is grab and go. Save your willpower for mastering that chocolate cake.  

More Energy

Do you realize how much brain power you use thinking about all those tasks and chores hanging over your head? Keeping a running file of recipes and what you have already made, and what you need to stop by the store for. It can be exhausting. When you do a little planning and prepping, you free up your mental space for more important things, like all the fun things you’re going to do this weekend!     Now it’s your turn. Why do you like meal planning and prep? And if you’re struggling, how can I help?

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Christy R. Hall

Christy R. Hall is a Wellness Mindset Coach & Emotional Alchemist. She focuses on helping people change their lives from the inside out. She uses hypnosis, Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help her clients achieve real and lasting change. Christy says, “When you know how the mind works, it’s easy to make changes.” Christy fancies herself to be a Jedi Master, a verbal Ninja, and a Mindset Architect. In her free time, she spins yarn (both literally spinning fiber into yarn, as well as, writing), crochets for charity, watches silly cat videos, looks at pictures of Corgis, and plays massively multiplayer online games. Her current favorite is Elder Scrolls Online.