Carving out time to meal prep is challenging enough, but when you’re trying to lose weight, the idea can frankly be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide with the help of Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition. Her tips will help you plot a menu; put together a grocery list filled with fresh produce, lean proteins, and whole grains; and cook and portion your meals in a way that’s most supportive of your goals. With time, you’ll learn how to design your own dishes, and making meals ahead will become second nature. Let’s get started.