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Just as it is important to be focused and determined in the gym, it is equally important to be focused in the kitchen. My exercises will sharpen you mentally and physically but without proper nutrition it would be like sharpening a sword without a point.
I know the task of keeping a disciplined diet can seem cumbersome, but there are plenty of simple and tasty alternatives that will make all the difference when crafting your new body. Remember, I’m here to help you take these first steps and transition you to the best shape of your life!
Food prepping is an excellent way to keep a good diet for the week. Use some of my personal suggestions below to help fuel your body for success.
1. Almond Milk
While cow’s milk is rich and creamy it is also rich with fat, carbohydrates, and calories. Almond milk is a tasty alternative that contains no saturated fat and significantly less carbs and calories. Even cow’s milk differentiations like 1% and skim have more calories than almond milk.
So next time you are making that hardy bowl of oatmeal mooove over that cow’s milk and replace it with almond milk instead! You will hardly taste the difference but your body will thank you for it.
2. Cauliflower Rice
I know what you’re thinking, why would I replace my delicious rice with cauliflower? Well for starters, cauliflower has tons of fiber, which allows you to stay fuller for longer (it also helps with avoiding those late night munchies).
One cup of cauliflower rice is roughly 29 calories and 7.5 grams of carbs while an equal portion of white rice contains 242 calories and 53 grams of carbs. I think those numbers speak for themselves…
Yes, they sound like a bad name for some zoo animal brand cereal, but they are actually noodles made from zucchini. If you aren’t a vegetable person never fear, these will still go well with your favorite sauces.
One cup of spaghetti has around 220 calories and 43 grams of carbs while one cup of zoodles have about 20 calories and 4 grams of carbs. Even more important, it is a great source of vitamin A, which is crucial for rebuilding muscle. It is also rich in vitamin B, which is essential for maintaining high energy levels and cognitive functions. It is abundant in potassium too, which helps regulate regular blood flow throughout the body—important when working at high intensity. Zoodles are great to eat before or after workout!
One of the biggest problems with food is not eating enough during our main courses. This leaves our stomach open for the unhealthy snacks we want in the in-between times. The best
It takes less time for your body to digest cereal so you will get a quick spike of sugar and energy upon eating it. However, oatmeal is processed more slowly giving you lasting energy throughout the day.
5. Lettuce Substitute for Buns and Tortillas
Lettuce doesn’t seem as exciting as a buttery bun or tortilla but it is a lot healthier and lighter on the stomach. I also tend to think that you can taste the inside meats more vividly and clearly without the doughy bread products.
The calorie intake for a bun is around 140 with 26g of carbs while the same amount of lettuce would be about 20 calories with 4g of carbs. A small sacrifice for a huge difference!
Dream Big and Never Quit
Do not be discouraged if you don’t see the results you are looking for right away. You will see a change in your body if you make small dietary choices like the ones above and, of course, following my intensive strength and conditioning training.
Stay determined, stay disciplined, believe in the process, and more importantly believe in yourself. For more information about nutrition or more about my workout programs, please do not hesitate to contact me today!