If you’re facing difficulty getting to your fitness goals then consider meal prepping. It’s like anything else in life. If you follow a plan and a direct course of action, you’re more likely to reach your goals and reach them faster. Here are a few reasons why you should pre prep your meals:

1. Meal prepping keeps you on track and within your calorie limits
If you sometimes struggle with over eating then this will help you because there is no wiggle room for unhealthy snacks or anything that’s not going to benefit you. Meal prepping ensures that no matter what, you cant over eat. Imagine if the only meals available to you were healthy options that you prepared or had someone prepare for you in advance? If that was the case, you could not fail…..unless of course you decided to go outside of your meal prepping for a cheat meal!

2. You will save time and money
Buying food and cooking enough for the week is much healthier and cheaper than eating out daily. Yes, cooking can be time consuming but if all the cooking for the week is done in one day then you’re actually saving time too. Especially if you consider the time it takes to drive to your local healthy restaurant, wait in line to place an order and wait for them to cook your food then finally bring it to you. Popping a pre cooked meal in the oven or microwave is much quicker and cheaper.

3. Knowing exactly what you’re putting into your body
Some of us have gotten comfortable and in some ways lazy when it comes to doing research on what what we put inside our bodies. Often times there is no telling what you are consuming when eating out. Meal prepping empowers you to not only know what you are eating but to also adjust your meals to your health needs. Along with that, meals you cook might just taste better because you know it was prepared fresh and made to your liking.

1. Strength training helps keep the weight off
There are a few misconceptions relating to weight training and one of them (pertaining to women) is that strength training will cause big bulky muscle mass. The truth is strength training will give a shapely look to people who train the right way. Strength training also causes the body to burn off more calories during and after the workout than exercising without resistance. In addition, the body burns off a lot more calories to maintain muscle than it does fat. Meaning a more muscular version of yourself would burn off more calories in a day just because of the extra muscle tone. Thus keeping your weight off.

2. Strength training protects bone health and muscle mass
It’s a little known fact that strength training doesn’t just strengthen your muscles, it strengthen your bones as well! That’s the reason why people who have been strength training for a number of years tend to have more bone density and maintain it better as they age. Resulting in less injuries and less bone loss as they get older.

3. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter
Increased strength is one of the more instant results of strength training. An individual that lifts weights consistently can see an improvement in strength in a matter of weeks. When strength training, it’s important to allow muscles time to recover because that’s when the muscles grow. So working the same muscles back to back days can be overdoing it when trying to increase strength and muscle tone.

4. Strength training helps you develop better body mechanics
Along with looking better and feeling stronger, strength training does wonders for your balance, coordination, and explosiveness. Strength training can even improve your posture and range of motion. Strength training is often used for recovery from injury in order to regain mobility. Many physical therapist incorporate various forms of resistance and strength training when working with stroke patients or accident victims.

5. Strength training plays a role in disease prevention
The benefits of strength training seem to be endless. Below are just a few diseases you’re more likely to avoid with regular strength training:

arthritis
diabetes
osteoporosis
obesity
back pain
depression

6. Strength training boosts energy levels and improves your mood
Yes, the endorphin release in our bodies that strength training provides makes us feel better but there’s more to it than that. Strength training makes us feel stronger resulting in us feeling better about ourselves. Strength training also improves our appearance thus improving our self image and boosting our confidence and self esteem. Strength training is an excellent treatment for depression. The increase in energy we get from strength training is also significant. One of the reasons for the energy increase is that weight training causes us to get deeper more for filling sleep resulting in more energy during the day.

All of our meals are made fresh and come in individual heat-sealed and labeled containers.

We focus on a variety of different dietary needs.

Below are different healthy options that may interest you.

  • Healthy Mix: Low calorie, lean meats and seafoods
  • Low Carb: Great for the fast track of weight loss or looking for increased protein intake
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Customized: Design your own menu!

Here is a sample of some the meals we can prepare for you.

Breakfast options:

  • Egg White Benedict: low fat hollandaise sauce served with a turkey or veggie patty and fruit cup
  • All in One: Scrambled eggs with chives, veggie sausage link and a slice of wheat toast served with strawberries
  • Smoothie mixed bag with fruits, vegetables, and dry ingredients such as flax/chia seeds and low calorie protein powder

Lunch Options:

  • Cranberry Walnut Tuna Salad with a side of fruit
  • Chicken tacos with whole wheat tortillas, low fat cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, home made salsa and low fat sour cream
  • Veggie/turkey burger with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and tomatoes with a sweet potato
  • Turkey meatloaf with onions, peppers, carrots with Mashed Turnips and Broccoli

Dinner Options:

  • Meatless Lasagna with veggie crumbles, marinara sauce, celery, onions, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with roasted vegetables on the side
  • Chicken Parmesan topped with tomato sauce and served over zucchini noodles
  • Turkey pot roast with roasted carrots and cauliflower puree
  • Stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, eggs, spinach, and basil with sauteed spinach

Pricing depends on the number of meals per day, and the number of days you would like for Tybody to service your meals.

Of course anything in moderation will not kill you but it is wise to avoid these foods whenever possible.

Bacon
very high sodium and high saturated fat

Soda
high sugar, dissolves tooth enamel, can cause heart disease, and obesity

Artificial Sweeteners
causes hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain

Shelf-stable Condiments
Packed with preservatives, stabilizers, trans fats, salt, and various chemicals to keep them stable

Processed Meat
most processed meats have sodium nitrite which can cause cancer

Microwave Popcorn
can have extremely high sodium, can cause lung disease and various cancers

Bagels
very high calorie per bagel. About 350 on average

stick butter
high saturated fat and can increases your risk of cardiovascular disease

Dairy
hormones and steroids used to produce dairy products are not healthy for human consumption

Anything Deep Fried
fried foods are linked to stroke and an increased risk of many cancers

If your looking to better your health and reduce the risk of disease then a healthy serving of the foods below will help you do just that!

Whole Eggs
great source of protein and contain a large amounts of the antioxidants

Lean Beef
packed with protein and excellent source of iron, vitamin B-12, and coenzyme Q10

Leafy Greens
full of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals

Salmon
high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals and omega-3 fatty acids

Fruit
reduce risk for stroke, other cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes

Nuts
improve heart health, contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients

Cruciferous Vegetables
contain vitamins, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals

Chicken Breast
high protein and prevents bone loss

Tuna
source of protein, reduces stroke chances, lowers blood pressure and triglyceride levels

Beans and Legumes
fight cancer, lowers cholesterol, manages diabetes and aids in weight loss