Hello everyone. My name is Alex Torres. Some of you know me as @Mealprepmondays on Instagram. Full time influencer/blogger and dad to these four kiddos you see here. Aliana my oldest in the blue, Sophia in her beautiful pink dress , Mateo being held by mommy, Lucas and his amazing hat and of course we also have my wife of over 15 years Diana (pronounced Deanna) who just so happens to blog as well. We live in Orlando, FL and have now for over 10 years. Previous to this we lived in Williamsburg, VA for a couple years (very beautiful), and most of my life in Long Island, NY.
Meal Prep Mondays was an idea I had in the shower (not kidding!), and four years later here we are. Still sharing recipes and stepping it up every chance I get. In 2017 I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease also known for it’s acronym “IBD”, and I’ve had no choice but to take my food with me pretty much everywhere I go. This rollercoaster of a disease has showed me the importance of preparing your own meals to ensure quality goes in and junk stays out. Not to mention I’ve been “eyeing” myself in the mirror ever since I lost all the weight from preparing my own yummy food 😉 Look, I didn’t invent “meal prep” ok but I just want to make it fun to make your own wholesome and delicous lunch for work and/or school again. I want to help you by making it easy and practical. Take control of what you eat. Want french fries and a burger for meal prep? Cool, I’ll show you how to make it at home. Want a salad that won’t cost you $15? Sure! I’ll show you how to make it at home. Besides, we don’t really know what goes into our food when we purchase from restaurants and of course fast food chains. So why leave our health in their hands?
It might be time to take control of what you eat when you start feeling fatigued, having sleepless nights, loss of focus, and of course weight gain. Trust me, it’s not going to fix itself and only you have the power to do something about it.
I believe Tony Robbins says it best:
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.