How to Successfully Meal Prep for Gains

Meal prepping is a fantastic new trend in which people make large quantities of one meal and spread it out to eat throughout the week or freeze to eat at a later date.

While this takes up a lot of time when you do it, meal prepping saves time later on, since you don’t need to make a whole new meal.

This is a great thing to do if you don’t have a lot of free time in the week to cook. The best part is that meal prepping can cater to every diet, including a diet that helps you to bulk up.

Keep reading to learn how to successfully meal prep for gains.

Incorporate Protein

If you want to build muscle, one of the best things you can do for your body is to take in more protein! Many bodybuilders will have protein shakes around the time when they workout, but it’s still important to eat meals filled with protein, even on your off-days. Adding meat to your meal prepping recipes is one of the easiest ways to add more protein to your diet. However, you can still incorporate more protein into your diet even if you do not eat meat. These foods include nuts, seeds, beans, mushrooms, and eggs.

If you do choose to use meat in your recipes, make sure to freeze any leftovers, especially if you will not be eating them for a while. Meat tends to go bad quickly if it is just left in the fridge.



Learn New Recipes

Eating the same thing every day can get boring, to say the least. That’s when it’s important to have a large array of recipes at your disposal. The more, the better. When making a new recipe, it’s best to make a small batch first. After all, the last thing you want to do is make ten servings of a dish that you can’t stomach to eat one serving of. Once you find a recipe you like, make it in bulk and store the extras away.

To keep your diet interesting, try to make a couple of recipes in the same week so you can switch out meals whenever you want. One reason why many people cannot stick with meal prepping is that they get bored of eating the same meal every day for a week. By prepping a couple of different recipes each week, you can avoid that pitfall.

Also, learning new recipes doesn’t need to be a one-time event. You can buy cookbooks or even check out free recipes online to keep yourself from getting bored. So, try to learn a new recipe once a week or so!

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Talk to a Dietician or Nutritionist

If you’re having trouble meal prepping on your own, then you may want to consult a dietician or a nutritionist. It should be noticed that there is a difference between dietician and nutritionist workers. The main difference is that a dietician needs to be registered and licensed but a nutritionist does not. Another way to put it is that every dietician is a nutritionist, but not even a nutritionist is a dietician. When it comes to meal prepping, either professional can help you to get the results you are looking for.

What will a nutritionist or dietician do to help with your meal prep? Well, it’s not likely that he or she will actually make your meals for you. Instead, he or she is likely to give you some recipes to try out and a schedule as to when is the best time to eat each meal. Tell your dietician or nutritionist about your gains goals to get the best-tailored meal prep plan for your needs.

If you are looking for a way to improve your gains both in the gym and in the kitchen, then meal prepping is one of your best bets. Use all of these tips to get the best results.


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