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Meal prep can help you lose weight (and save you money)

Meal prep: you may have heard this phrase and not really thought about them much thereafter. Scroll through the meal prep hashtag on Instagram, and you’ll come across a variety of posts of colorful, perfectly portioned meals in even more colorful Tupperware. So, what exactly is meal prep and why is everyone crazy about it?

For starters, meal prep is exactly what its name implies: preparing one large meal, and portioning it in multiple quantities to last you through the week. Simple enough? Let’s talk about its benefits for your gut, and for your wallet, as well!

Meal prep makes for healthier meals.

This point especially sticks if you find yourself eating out throughout points in the work week. However, we tend to forget just how much salt, sugar, and other preservatives are found in foods from outside, rather than from the foods we prepare in our own kitchens. Cooking at home, you know what is being put into your food.

Healthier food = healthier you.

It’s as simple as that—food prepared by you will generally contain no additives. A lower salt intake, or a lower sugar intake if you have a sweet tooth will almost certainly lead to some sort of potential weight loss. Hello, skinny jeans!

Did we mention, meal prep can help you save money?

Let’s do the math. Estimating that one delivered meal in New York will run you between $10-20, for the same amount of money you could buy bags of multiple ingredients that will last you for multiple meals throughout the week. And, generally speaking, someone who is overweight will likely have health issues…and those health issues can also become costly, between doctors’ visits, medication costs, and sometimes, hospital visits.

Before beginning any new diet regimen, it is important you consult with your physician or specialist. If you would like to learn more about Theramotion’s work with patients please contact us at 718-279-9800. Additionally, you can fill out contact information on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.