T-pisode 355: Meal Prep Life

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These ducks in Boston’s Fens are basically little, walking, quacking, uncooked, protein meals if you think about it.

 

Meal prep. Meal prep has been quite the craze the last few years. I mean we now live in a world where everyone either wants to be or has to be a clean eating, gluten-free, paleo dabbling, class pass fad hopping, Fitbit wearing, crossfitting, body building, gym mirror selfie posing, spending billions of dollars a year, meal prepping and social media updating everyone and their mother all about it, crazy bunch of health nuts!!! Did I miss anything? Shit, I hope not! But for others, it’s always just been a way of life. And I’m one of those people.

I’m old school. Or old. Depends on whom you ask. Either way, I come from the era of tatted up, protein shake drinking, steroid taking, “How much can you max out on the bench, bro?” Gen-X/Gen-Y/Millennial cusp of working out. Worlds collided for me in college and my cousin, my best bro and I started going to the gym. That was almost 20 years ago. Now? I still can’t stand people who jump on the latest health fad. But I do respect them for wanting to live healthier lives. As long as they stay committed to it. At my age, I no longer lift the heavy weights or drink 800 protein shakes a day. Oh fuck no. I work out 4-5 days a week that consists of mixing up weights, machines, cardio and dirty boxing. If I can get an hour to 75 minutes in and eat 5-6 times a day while drinking 2.5 gallons of water, I feel blessed up as the kids say today! And a big part of my routine is eating prepped meals. I still don’t cook. I’m still not married. I still don’t have kids. So basically, Monday through Friday I’m on my own for food with Saturday being date night with the ladies and Sunday being my cheat day. But I pay someone to make my meals. I’m lucky enough to be able to afford that. And I’ve been doing it for the last 3 years. Someone preps my meals with the right combination of carbs, fats and protein and I love it. I fucking love it. A good clean diet where the bulk of what your body needs coming from real food combined with water and a good night’s sleep as exactly what every grown adult 30+ should be getting with some physical activity 3-4 times a week. Forget all that other fad bullshit and supplements and unnatural garbage you want to put into your body. Prep clean meals. It isn’t a fad. It should be a way of life.

I was poor as shit as a kid and we didn’t eat healthy really. My mother kept fruit in the house but my diet was mostly take out. A ton of roast beef sandwiches and pasta. Even with all the protein shakes and gym time I know now that I didn’t know shit about proper nutrition back then compared to what I know now. Do yo’ meal prep people. And thank me later!

 

Until next time. Always take it there.

T

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