Meal Prep for the Gym Junkie

Do you love working out? No, I mean really love it. I mean spend all your free time lifting weights and attending all the fitness classes your gym offers. I mean instead of going to the movies or staying in to watch Netflix, you would rather go to the gym and run a few miles. If so, then you, my friend, are a gym junkie.

It may be hard to acknowledge at first, but once you embrace the label, life becomes so much easier. Sure, your friends might give you a hard time about how much of a “gym rat” you are and how “obsessed” you are with how you look, but you know that it’s actually more about how working out makes you feel. It makes you feel strong and competent, successful and fulfilled. Working out allows you to channel your mind and body toward a tangible goal. You lift heavier; you run farther or faster. You accomplish something that previously your body could never do.

Now that you’ve accepted the label, it’s time to focus on the one aspect of being a gym junkie that has the greatest impact on reaching your goals: nutrition. I know that you’re working hard in the gym and lifting more and running farther each day, but if you don’t pay proper attention to what you’re eating, your body will never reach peak performance. Sure, the food you eat plays a big role in how you look. More importantly, though, the food you eat plays a bigger role in how you feel and how your body functions.

Eating the right foods at the right times impacts the way your body fuels itself throughout the day and throughout your workouts, and it even affects the way your body recovers from those workouts. Therefore, eating fresh, whole foods and tracking your calorie and macronutrient intake is paramount to your success.

But who has the time to spend cooking 35 meals every week, especially when you’re trying to get to the gym as much as possible in your free time? Not to mention that figuring out how many calories or carbs or grams of protein are in homemade meals can be difficult.

That’s where the pros at DuMealz come in. DuMealz is a meal-prepping service that offers healthy, flavorful, portion-controlled meals made from fresh, never frozen meats and produce every week.

DuMealz takes the guess work out of meal prepping. All individually portioned meals come labeled with calorie counts and macronutrient information, which roughly follows a 40/40/20 percentage breakdown for protein, carbs, and fat. Most of the meals come gluten free, and other dietary modifications – such as Paleo, low-carb, and all-organic ingredients – can be made for a small fee.

DuMealz are convenient for your wallet and your watch. The price per meal gets cheaper the more meals you purchase, and they offer the convenience of location pick-up or personal delivery. Meals can be ordered online at or over the phone at 844-DUMEALZ.

Written by: Anna Limoges

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