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February 1, 2016

Pros and Cons of Meal Prepping For The Week

Post by Lilina Conde

For those who meal prep, every week we pick a day to cook all the meals for the week, many people choose Sunday, some others choose Monday. Anyway, I’m going to give you some key points and comparison for those who want to start meal prepping or are struggling with it.

I’m going to start off by talking about CONS – why? Because it’s something we can easily relate to.

  • If you cook all your meals on Sunday, this day is “rest day” and all you want to do is either sleep in, watch movies the whole day, Netflix, or go out for a Sunday Funday. No one wants to spend 2 hours in the kitchen.
  • Procrastination – again, you are lazy and dread cooking a big amount of food
  • Grocery shopping plus cooking might take half a day
  • End up exhausted and not so ready to start off your Monday with energy

Those points above sound familiar?

Now, I’m going to give you the PROS and tell me if that effort is worth your time and energy

  • If you are very busy during the week, you are always going to have something in your fridge ready to eat.
  • Your workplace is far from home? You can bring your lunch box with lunch and snacks
  • No need to eat out and spend money. Actually, you are going to save a lot of money
  • It’s always healthier to eat homemade food because you know what’s on your plate (no extra fat, salt, and greasy stuff)
  • Many people have busy schedules. This saves you a lot of time during the week
  • If you are on a strict diet, following a diet plan, or whatever your case is, there are fewer chances you are going to deviate from your plan.

So now tell me, do you prefer sacrificing 2-3 hours of your Sunday or Monday and have your meals ready for the week? Or improvise and eat whatever is in your way?

It’s your choice!

Comment below if you have any other idea why meal prepping is good. Feedbacks are also welcomed!