By Coach Justin Weir

Tip #2 – Simplicity

“Keep it Simple, Stupid” – This saying is something that I’ve said to myself and had to apply to many things in my life when trying to juggle multiple things at the same time and having a tendency to overcomplicate things.

Simple is easy. Simple is quick. Simple is repeatable. Simple just works.

Especially when you’re new to a particular way of eating or meal prepping, don’t get bogged down by trying to create elaborate, gourmet meals. Eating a variety of meals is needed to prevent burnout and helps balance your micronutrient intake, variety is a good thing, but the most effective meals to create in bulk are ones with fewer ingredients that work well together. Think of the key nutritional areas you need to cover in a well rounded meal: Pick a protein, decide how much you’ll need to buy to cover your meals for the week. Repeat this process with a couple healthy carbohydrates and fat options to pair with your protein and you’re good to go. If you feel like you’re lacking micronutrients, throw in some smoothies or daily vitamins. 

Pro Tip- For some extra flavor variety when eating the same meals for several days in a row, add a couple tablespoons of your favorite salsa, a few dashes of your preferred hot sauce, or a small amount of your condiment of choice in moderation to change things up. Just watch for added sugar in all of those items. 

Until next time, I’ll see you at the gym.

-Coach Justin

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