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Dietitian’s advice to accomplish fitness goals amidst growing demand for physical activity in Australia

YouFoodz 3 mins read

According to recent research findings, the Australian fitness industry has experienced a remarkable surge over the past few years, with more than 16% of Australians actively participating in various physical activities, including sports and gym activities. 


Alongside this, searches for 'meal prep ideas' have surged to more than 9,900 per month, while 'meal prep' itself has seen over 8,000 searches in Australia. 


These figures show the nationwide interest in physical activity and highlight the significance of understanding the connection between exercise and a balanced diet, enabling individuals to effectively reach their fitness goals.


Taking this into consideration and aiming to offer guidance and advice to individuals pursuing their fitness journey or just getting started, Senior Director of Product Development, and Accredited Practising Dietitian Hannah Gilbert, at ready-to-heat delivery service, YouFoodz has shared her valuable insights on how meal prepping and exercise go hand in hand in achieving your goals. 


  1. Meal prep helps with planning your nutrient and calorie intake

“If you’re keeping a close eye on your calories and nutrients then meal prep allows for greater control. Measuring your weekly breakfast, lunch and evening meals means you are aware of how many calories you’ve eaten, the amount of protein you’ve consumed, and if you’ve had your five serves of vegetables and fruit a day. 


Batch cooking  delicious, healthy and protein-packed meals days in advance can be very helpful to assist you achieving your health goals”


  1. Have ready made meals straight after your gym session

“Meal prep also means you can spend more time at the gym, and less time at home cooking afterwards, so where you’re saving 30 minutes, why not add the time onto the treadmill? Or take an exercise class?”


  1. Meal prep allows you to be creative with your healthy eating

“Sometimes people are put off by healthy eating because it doesn’t scream “delicious meals”, however it can be the exact opposite. Meal prep gives you the time to be creative with the recipes you try, and allows you to make healthy eating, tasty.”


YouFoodz is helping people save time in the kitchen and meet their fitness goals with a range of different ready meal plans, check out their website for more information on time-saving delicious meals.


Key Facts:

  • New data reveals a growing interest in physical activity across Australia 

  • Over 16% of Australians are actively participating in sports or gym related activities

  • Expert dietitian shares advice on how meal prepping and exercise go hand in hand in achieving fitness goals 

About us:

About Hannah Gilbert

Hannah, is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and culinary nutrition, communications and marketing specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the food industry. Hannah’s current role utilises her expertise in product, recipe and menu development to lead a team of chefs, nutritionists, dietitians and food scientists. She oversees the culinary strategy and manages the entire recipe creation process. Hannah sees value in the influential role the HelloFresh Group can play in providing a product that makes cooking healthy meals achievable for all.


About YouFoodz


Healthy eating, made easy! Launched in 2012, Youfoodz is on a mission to create the future of food, believing every Australian deserves access to fresh, affordable and tasty food. The ever-changing menu of fresh ready-made meals, snacks and drinks can be delivered to your door. Youfoodz works with local farmers to deliver the freshest meals, guaranteed. Youfoodz meals are delivered fresh (NOT frozen), all portion & calorie-controlled, and ready to heat & eat in minutes. Youfoodz has been voted Best Food Delivery Service by ProductReview 3 years in a row, and awarded Best Rated Meal Delivery Service (2021) for variety by Finder. 

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