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Continuing Education

Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy

Want to learn how to make your meal prep routine a breeze? NASM’s Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy is designed to equip you with the tools to get you started with an efficient meal prepping process. Learn how to align consistency and discipline to achieve your physique and bodybuilding goals without sacrificing flavor.

  • CEU Value: 0.6 NASM, 6 AFAA, 0.6 ACE, 0.6 NSCA (Category C)


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In NASM’s Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course, you will learn there’s so much more to meal prep than cutting vegetables and steaming fish!

You’ll get access to:

  • • Engaging videos to deepen learning. This course is delivered via video to make learning entertaining. Study at your pace and wherever you go.

  • • Insight to transform macros into tasty, compliant meals. We'll show you how to transform prep-friendly ingredients into flavorful dishes without deviating from your plan.

  • • Flexible deadlines with five years to complete course content and final exam.

  • • Clear guidance to efficiently prep meals that deliver daily energy intake needs and ensure your goals are achieved.

Chris Tuttle is a Registered Dietician, Physique and Bodybuilding athlete, and sought-after coach. In this course, he shares tips and know-how acquired over his 20 years of experience setting you up for success.

  1. Dive deep into kitchen setup for efficiency

  2. Learn strategies for grocery shopping

  3. Avoid food borne illnesses with food safety lessons

  4. Calculate how much ice will be needed to transport a week’s worth of meals across the country for a competition

NASM has over 35 years of experience training the world’s top fitness professionals, and we do it better than anyone else. NASM credentials stand out to employers and distinguish you as a highly trained fitness professional.

Since our formation, we’ve trained over 1.5 million fitness professionals in 100+ countries. In that time we’ve developed extensive partnerships with over 12,000 gyms and health clubs. That means we have the connections necessary to help you get in the door and gain employment from the fitness company of your dreams.

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Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy FAQs

Absolutely. The skills and knowledge learned from the Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course is not only for the physique competitor but can be used by any fitness enthusiast looking for sustainable ways to meal prep without sacrificing flavor and variety.

The bodybuilding meal prep process and discipline is a crucial aspect of achieving your fitness goals. Proper nutrition plays a significant role in supporting muscle growth, optimizing performance, and aiding in recovery. In a recent study, 75.7% of bodybuilders reported using some form of diet manipulation before competitions, and 50% of bodybuilders maintained a strict diet year-round. Learning about how to sustainably and effectively meal prep will empower you to take control of your nutrition, ensuring that you are providing your body with the right nutrients at the right times to fuel your workouts and promote muscle development.

Prescribing meal plans is outside the scope of the fitness professional, so this course focuses on educating the individual about the fundamentals of meal prepping before implementing individualized nutrition programming. Topics include kitchen setup, food safety, strategies for grocery shopping, creating meals on-the-go, and balancing nutrients for delicious meals, with the aim of providing fitness professionals and enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to make meal prep a rewarding experience.

In addition to being one of the most trusted sources of fitness training certifications in the world, NASM has partnered with physique and bodybuilding professional Chris Tuttle, MS, RD, to provide you with 20+ years of meal prepping experience into one course, delivered entirely through video-based instruction and demonstration.

The NASM-BMP course is approved for the following Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • NASM Approved

    0.6 CEUs

Yes. Once you have successfully completed your course, you will be awarded 0.6 CEUs and may count towards the NASM-CPT 2.0 CEU recertification requirement.

There are no official prerequisites required. Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy is intended for any physique and bodybuilding enthusiast, from those with little to no knowledge on sustainable meal prep strategies to those who consider themselves meal prep pros.

Yes. After successfully completing your Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course, you will be awarded a digital certificate of completion.

The Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course exam is administered online and easily accessible within your student portal. You’ll have 5 years from the date to access the content and take the exam. The exam features:

  • • 20 multiple-choice questions

  • • 1 hour to complete

  • • Open-book format

  • • 70% required to pass

  • • Unlimited attempts