I’ve been on a journey to get fit for the last 3 years but my love for chocolate fudge cake with cream tempts me ever so often. I am the perfect weight for my height but I long to get rid of my love handles and become that girl with the toned body. unfortunately I’m not motivated to work out although the saying “you are what you eat” and the tons of articles that express eating healthy contributes to 80% of your body fat loss. Inspired me to get an exclusive insight into the world of meal prep with fitness instructor Mai Fitness. So for all food lovers and mothers out there this one is for you.
Fitness instructor Maomi Remy struggled to lose weight after giving birth to her second child. Not feeling so good in her own skin she decided to join cardio classes and take jogs in the morning. To my surprise she didn’t enjoy it, untill she began to see a difference. With hard work and determination she fell in love with fitness and gained herself a fitness and nutrition qualification.
There are plenty of mothers out there that don’t have time to work out, be a mum and have a full-time job. Maomi admitted it was hard but her determination to finish her course in Personal Training and a Nutritional Advising kept her going. She decided to quit her office job and follow her new passion.
“If I am to leave my children to work I’d rather do something that I LOVE.” – Maomi Remy
ME: Why is food prep so important to the fitness community ?
Maomi: Food prep is important to the fitness industry as it will help you stay on track with your fitness and nutritional goals. Prepping meals prevents you from making bad food choices, there are times when you might be really hungry and don’t know what to eat so will pick up something unhealthy or not part of your plan. If your meals are prepped (incl snacks) you will not make these bad decisions. You also know exactly what ingredients are in each of your meals, another important factor is it saves time in a busy schedule. It is a great form of discipline.
ME: What advice can you give to other mothers that want to start preparing meals ?
Maomi: Firstly I would say keep it simple, it doesn’t need to be hard and for variety cook two different meals one for lunch and the other for dinner.Have plenty of containers, preferably of the same size so they can be stored in the fridge neatly and can be stacked on top of one another. Plan your meals before you go shopping. Know what Protein, Veg and Carbs (preferably complex carbs) and make sure you have all the ingredients before you start. Wash up as you go along, the avoid a messy hectic kitchen 🙂
ME: I tend to go food shopping at random times and end up going to dine restaurants way to much. How often do you go food shopping ?
Maomi: As I prep twice weekly I usually go shopping twice a week, however if I have a lot going on I will shop online.