Meal Prep 123'sMeal Prep 123’s Meal Prep is the act of taking the guesswork out of your week. I am always my leanest when I prepare all my meals and snack for the workweek. I swear it’s not as daunting as it sounds. Here are my Meal Prep 123’s!

1.Your body needs protein, fats, and complex carbs, so make sure your meals are squared and balanced.

2.Keep it simple! You don’t need to make complex recipes. Something as simple as chicken breast, asparagus and sweet potato will make your prep easy.

3.Focus on whole foods. Protein bars and smoothies are great in a pinch or before and after workouts, but the more whole foods you eat, the better your body runs.

4.Plan on eating small portions 4-5 times a day. This helps your metabolism stay running.

5.Leave room for treat meals. Unless you’re training for a figure competition, don’t deprive yourself of the things you love. You don’t need to eat cake every day, but if you plan it into your Friday night, it will keep you on track the rest of the week.

6.DO NOT keep fish for more than 2 days. Trust me… I’ve had fish on day three. I won’t go into detail.

7.Keep food for M-W in the fridge and freeze Thursday and Fridays. Any time you have meat products, you’ll want to keep it fresh. No one likes food poisoning.

8.FLAVOR. Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean it has to be bland. Become friends with your spice rack.

9.Designate a day to cooking. Get it all done at once. I typically like to do it on Sundays. Cooking is also strangely cathartic, so ending your weekend with it might be just what you need! 10.Invest in good Tupperware. The seal will keep your food fresh!