There are many benefits to meal planning and prepping – but only if you actually commit to this. You’re probably already aware of the bad habit people have when they’re in a hurry but need to grab something to eat. Yes, everyone turns to the first fast food stall they can find just to quickly fill their stomachs. However, something like this, when practiced frequently, can cause plenty of health issues, especially since you’re eating junk food on the go. In order to avoid health problems and boost the quality of your lifestyle (and even save some money, too) meal planning and prepping is truly a great solution. Not to mention that meal prepping improves Jiu Jitsu as well. We at Fenix BJJ will explain just how meal prepping is linked to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and ways it can make a positive difference for your training – and life.
Control what you eat around your own schedule
This may be the most important benefit that meal prepping can have for Jiu Jitsu practitioners. After all, this will allow you to work out your routine and things you’ll eat while having the whole weekly schedule before you. And, balancing work, Jiu Jitsu training sessions as well as other responsibilities can be challenging enough, so much so that when you don’t have food prepared you can easily cave in, and buy unhealthy snacks and junk food. Not only is this bad for you in general, but can counter all the benefits that Jiu Jitsu training did for you. Therefore, health- and performance-wise, meal prepping improves Jiu Jitsu effectively.
Always be stress-free
Continuing from the previous point, meal planning and prepping means that you’ll always have something to eat that sits well with you, so you won’t have to worry about the way your busy day life works in terms of food at all. This saves time, and also reduces stress. Therefore, don’t hesitate to make a plan of your activities, Jiu Jitsu included, and match it to the way your hunger awakens so that you can effectively organize, buy and prepare all the meals in advance.
Meal prepping improves Jiu Jitsu through performance
As you’re not hungry, not stressed, not eating junk food and control what you eat, your performance at BJJ is bound to improve as well. After all, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a technique that allows you to take control over your mind and body, and paying attention to what you eat is a huge deal when it comes to these teachings. Not to mention that maintaining appropriate weight and gaining energy through the right foods will guarantee better BJJ performance as well.
If you want to learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as the teachings and practices associated with this martial arts, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Gentle Art Dojo. You can also check out our available programs for more information.