Meal prep and food prep may sound like the same thing, but there are slight differences between them. Depending on your environment, the busy-ness of your schedule, or the type of personality you have, one may work better for you than the other!
What’s meal prep?
For a lot of people, this is the type of preparedness that their lives require. The work week is busy, and it’s easier to have their food portioned ahead of time, so they can just grab it and go when they leave the house. One major factor to consider: You have to be okay with eating the same thing for lunch for all 5 days, without it causing boredom or the “urge to splurge.”
What’s food prep?
Food prep is a great option for those of us (myself included) who need the illusion of variety throughout the week. This helps keep cravings at bay and allows you to be more creative with your food!
As you’re deciding which option may be better for you, maybe try them both. You’ll find out quickly which one’s going to fit best with your lifestyle. Keep in mind, too, that your needs can change from week-to-week with how busy you are; this week, meal prep may be exactly what you need, and next week food prep might be where it’s at. Be flexible with what works for you but know that being prepared one way or another is the key to success!