80% meal preparation, 20% gym: we have all heard this statement before. WellÃ¢‚¬¦ it is TRUE! Prepare in advance and you will more than likely stay on the course to obtaining your dream body, whether you're following a simple low-carb diet, vegan diet, or whichever type of diet works for you. I have been meal prepping now for at least 4 years. If I do not have my meals prepped in my 6 Pack Bag, I feel like I have left my wallet at home! Now, preparing does take time, so I am going to share some of my tips when meal prepping for a simple low carb diet the affordable way. Some people choose to prepare for the entire week. I prefer to cook for a couple days so my food stays fresh. I set aside two days a week (preferably my non-training days) to prepare my meals.