Do You Guys Meal Prep?

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  1. Savant21 Blue Belt

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    Title says it all. I've been trying to bulk for a while now & have seen some success (went from 175 back in 2015 & I'm now 190, trying to put on 30-40 lbs). Earlier this year I've been trying to eat clean while bulking. I figured meal prepping would be superior to eating out everyday because 1. it's cheaper & 2. it's healthier.

    That said, meal prepping is very time-consuming (I'll buy the food early in the afternoon on Saturday & then cook it the same day & I'll either prep it all that day or I'll prep on Sunday. It's tough tho cuz I go out clubbing Saturday night & am exhausted & unmotivated on Sunday).

    That said, do you guys who seriously train always meal prep or do you just meal prep when you're "dieting" (i.e. trying to cut or bulk). Since meal prepping is time consuming, I'm not sure if I'll have the patience to meal prep once I've reached my ideal weight. But do you guys still meal prep even after you're done bulking or cutting?
     
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  2. MescalineDreams Brown Belt

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    I just eat. I cook everything I need as I need It.

    I've trained as a cook though. It's pretty easy for me to just make things up on the fly. So I've never felt the need to meal prep. I could see how would be beneficial for certain people though.
     
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  3. lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    I don't meal prep by cooking 4 fucking meals a day for seven days like some of these fitness youtubers.

    I will usually make lunches ahead of time and freeze them. I'll usually make 2 weeks worth of lunches in just an hour or two. The only other "prep" I'll do is portioning out big packages of chicken or pork into freezer bags and then freezing them and making a week's worth of brown rice. So for example, on a Wednesday night before I go to bed, I'll take one freezer bag of chicken out of the freezer, pour a marinade or spice rub on it and put it into the fridge to defrost. Before I go to work, I'll flip it over and work in the marinade and put it back in the fridge. When I get home from work, it's defrosted, marinated and ready to grill. While it's grilling I grill or steam veggies or make a salad. Literally 10 minutes to cook dinner and it hasn't been sitting in the fridge for 5 days getting rubbery.
     
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  4. MandirigmaFit Blue Belt

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    I do if I have to, but I just plan my day as well as I can. Thankfully, my work and school allow me to be flexible.
     
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  5. Davem10 Purple Belt

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    I used to but everything tastes much nicer when cooked and eaten as opposed to being left in a fridge for days and then re heated
     
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  6. Grrrr Dnation's designated racist

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    I prep my lunches.
     
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  7. Hankooks Stronger than you.

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    I just prep the main ingredients and only for 3 or 4 days in advance. Big batch of chicken, beef, or pork and a bunch of peppers, onions, or shrooms. I buy minute rice singles that take 60 seconds in the microwave to add to the other stuff.

    Breakfast is 4 or 5 boiled eggs so I cook them every few days. Keep swiss cheese, mustard, and hot sauce to compliment them in my office fridge. CaJun turkey from the deli is a good combo too.
     
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  8. SRN SOCRATEEEES

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    If I don't do it I end up eating too much. I used to cook for the month, like spent the whole Sunday cooking for the entire month and then freeze everything. No I do it once a week, it's faster and I can vary what I'm eating more frequently.
     
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  9. Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    I do, for convenience more than anything else.
     
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  10. maxi diablo Brown Belt

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    I Cook as I go. Chicken breast, rice, chicken breast gets boring real quick.
     
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  11. Contempt black belt in couch-fu

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    Yep, I cook 36 healthy meals at a time, about once a month and freeze em. Lean meat, beans and legumes and craploads of veggies.

    I'm lazy and having pre-made healthy meals that I can just chuck in the microwave is an easy way to keep me eating at least one healthy meal a day, most days.
     
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