Weight loss hacks: Only cook once a week while sticking to a healthy diet
Staff, 2022-08-13 02:00:00,
Being healthy can be daunting; having to give up favourite snacks, constantly tracking calories and the thought of cooking meals every day of the week is too much for some people to bear. But this can lead to overindulging on takeaways or eating out, which will not only have an affect on people’s health over time, but their wallets too.
James Collier, registered nutritionist, co-founder and Head of Sustainable Nutrition at Huel, explained meal prepping is “key” for those wanting to shed a few pounds.
No only that, but his handy tips will save people a lot of time and money, too.
Utilise the freezer
James explained that often a lot of people turn their noses up at the freezer, seeing frozen food as “lower quality”.
“This couldn’t be further from the truth,” he said.
“Freezing can be great for prepping meals in bulk. A home cooked ready meal is just a quick defrost away.
“If you’re planning on freezing leftovers, slightly undercook your meals so when you defrost and reheat them, they are cooked to perfection.”
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Make a shopping list and stick to it
Possibly one of the hardest things a person can do is go to the supermarket when they’re hungry and ignore the urge to buy unhealthy food or snacks.
But with meal prepping, James explained it can put this habit to bed once and for all.
“Planning ahead helps to avoid unhealthy impulse purchases,” he said.
“It’s also useful to plan a week’s meals in advance so you know what…
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