You’ve done the research and put together a meal plan, appropriate not only for body type and metabolic function, but ultimately, for the goals you plan to smash. You’ve done the grocery shopping and it goes without saying that the World Gym is becoming your home away from home. Meal prep is what makes the difference now, because as the saying goes: if we fail to plan, we plan to fail and that means being prepared always.
Try to prep enough meals to last three to four days. By preparing meals for the week in advance, you effectively prevent two big mistakes: not having food and making due with what’s convenient (vending machines, fast food, take-out, etc.) or even worse, not eating at all. The best nutritional advice I ever got was: skip a workout before you skip a meal.
I honestly can’t tell you the last time I’ve eaten an entire meal off actual dishes. The reason is simple and a staple in just about every bodybuilder’s kitchen: plastic containers. Convenient, with tons of utility and, if you’re somewhat averse to the dishwasher (like me), they’re easy to replace. I prefer to buy all the same size and brand, so matching lids is never an issue. I typically mark each with a small piece of masking tape, to differentiate between portion sizes of like proteins / carbs. Reheating can be as simple as pressing buttons on a microwave.