As a long distance runner who works full time, being able to eat well while balancing demanding work hours and a gruelling training schedule is often quite a challenge.

Before Lite n’ Easy, I used to spend 4 hours every Sunday afternoon food prepping for the week ahead.

This often consisted of premixing little zip locked bags full of oats with dates, chia, beetroot powder and cocoa as for breakfast, chopping 1kg of carrots for snacks, making my own blend of strawberry yogurt with frozen strawberries and Greek yogurt, and premixing tubs of salad with roasted salmon for lunches. It was hard work!

For ease I would bring the same set of food to work everyday which did become boring. While I am a very disciplined person, this level of food prepping after an intense work week was not sustainable.

Then a friend recommended Lite n’ Easy. I was surprised as I always thought Lite n’ Easy was only for people who are dieting or need assistance with weight management. I was sceptical at first, thinking it was just another brand of ‘microwaveable cardboard meals’, but my perception could not be more wrong!

When I learned there were no contracts, I thought I would try the breakfast and lunch option for a week.

I was surprised and impressed by both the variety on offer and the focus on morning and afternoon snacks as well as breakfast and lunch – as eating regularly is important for a healthy body. Not only do the meal plans perfectly complement my training needs, the biggest bonus is the convenience.

Now that I get all my Sunday afternoons back, I have been able to repurpose that time to spend more time with my husband, winding down, recovering from training and getting ready for the week ahead, which has improved my overall wellbeing.

A year later with Lite n’ Easy, I have not looked back and would not ever go back to food prepping. Lite n’ Easy has been a total godsend and I would highly recommend it to any other time poor athletes – it takes the guessing game out so you can focus your energy and time on training, recovery and life!

Update from Viv – April 2020

During the COVID-19 situation I’ve been working from home the past 4 weeks and have continued with my Lite n’ Easy for its convenience. It helps me to keep up some sort of semblance of a normal routine as I settle into a new way of working and living. Thank you!

*Individual results may vary