Based on trial and error (thanks to articles on the internet) and some interviews with my athlete friends and nutrition experts, I've learned that there are 4 general approaches to meal-prepping. Each approach has its pro's and con's, and some meal-prepping styles are better suited to some folks than others. I created this comprehensive guide so that you can have a one-stop shop for considering your meal-prepping strategy (rather than digging through dozens of articles, like I did).
The problem with most diets and weight loss plans is that people set unrealistic expectations of themselves and their body's performance. So, before you go chasing waterfalls *cue trumpet sound from the TLC song* and setting yourself up for a goal that's unobtainable, you need to have a solid foundation in how the body gains and loses weight. In part 1 of this series, we will talk about how metabolism works.