Meal prep is important because you’ll be prepared at snack time when hunger strikes with something nourishing, so you can feed your body regularly and keep your metabolism humming. Snacking regularly will stop your body falling into a catabolic state, which results in the loss of lean body tissue (including muscle) and a depression of your metabolic rate.
Moreover, having your meals on hand during the day means you don’t have to go to the local cafe for food. This not only saves you time, but also your waistline. You have full control over the portions and ingredients. This will save you plenty of money.