Q: Why meal prep?
A: Meal prepping isn't for everyone, but for some meal prepping can help save time, simplify life, refine eating habits and keep you on track with eating goals.
Q:Isn't eating the same thing everyday boring?
A: Not for everyone! Check out our Instagram page @mealprepdaily for hundreds of different meal preps to add variety to your meal plans.
Q: Is it necessary to freeze meals?
A: We suggest that preppers refer to the USDA website for food safety. Many factors come in to play with food safety, including but not limited to, temperature, containers, location in the refrigerator, etc.
The USDA website states, among other things, that:
"A general rule of thumb for refrigerator storage for cooked leftovers is 4 days; raw poultry and ground meats, 1 to 2 days."
Q: Why don't you freeze your meals?
A: For a few reasons:
1. I personally believe you don't need to, your call here.
2. I'll forget to thaw the meals one day, it's bound to happen, then what?
3. For a prepper the only space smaller than the space in the refrigerator is the space in the freezer.
Q: How long does it take to meal prep?
A: For beginners it can take up to 4-5 hours, be prepared and don't get discouraged! Once you get the hang of things you can get prepping done in 1.5-2 hours.
Q: How does the food taste after a few days?
A: We've found that food stored in line with USDA guidelines tastes the same on day 1 as it does on day 5.
Q: How can someone figure out their calorie / macro requirements?
A: We would suggest consulting a dietician, a coach, or checking out IIFYM.com / Myfitnesspal.com.
Q: Can someone just copy another meal plan for themselves?
A: No, you should create your meal plan based on your goals and body type.
Hi everyone! I'm Amir Cannon (Instagram @amircannon) I first started meal prepping after seeing a post on the Instagram fitness page from @eatcleanbro. It's been a part of my normal life since then. My 9-5 is in manufacturing, but I spend my free time staying fit, meal prepping and managing the @mealprepdaily Instagram page.