A woman has opened up about her incredible 5st 7lbs weight loss transformation.
Emily Forbes, 30, always struggled with controlling her portion sizes which is when she turned to meal prepping.
The mum, from Melbourne, Australia, started to experiment with her food back in 2018 as a way to slim down her 16st 7lbs frame.
Since discovering meal prepping, Emily now sets two hours every Sunday to prepare food for the week.
She makes everything from burrito bowls to curries and pasta bakes, as well as veggie lasagnes.
Once she's cooked all these foods, Emily then pops them in the freezer so they're ready for the oven each evening.
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Emily's meal prepping took a lot of thought which soon got rid of the temptation of spending money on unhealthy takeaways.
Each meal costs around 80p to £1.60, allowing Emily to ditch her £27.50-a-week takeaway habit and save £1,430 a year.
Since adopting this method, the mum was also able to shed an impressive 5st 7lbs and four dress sizes.
Now she wants to inspire others who want to give meal prepping a try.
She said: "The weight issues were partly due to my high carb heavy diet and lack of exercise.
"But my biggest problem by far was portion control. When you serve dinner on a dinner plate you tend to pile it on.
"My biggest motivation for wanting to lose weight was the prospect of starting a family and wanting to be healthy for my kids.
"During my weight loss journey I wanted healthy meals to take to work to I wasn't tempted by unhealthy takeaway food."
Emily continued: "My meal prepping evolved from there.
"I took inspiration from recipes and changing the quantities and some ingredients that better lent themselves to reheating."
Now she shares her recipes on her blog, Meal Prep Mums Australia.
She concluded: "My tips for starting meal prep would be to make sure you have enough containers, and cook things that reheat well."