You cannot ‘out run’ a poor diet.
With that said and done, we all ‘snack’ to some degree and said choices can either accelerate development or ruin your efforts. That simple fact, a bitter pill to swallow, is critical to understand but can prove to be a catalyst to goal achievement.
Avoid these six common ‘snack’ errors:
- Late night binge eating or the dreaded ‘comfort food’ is to be avoided.
- Avoid processed foods and ‘no’, just because the package is green and says ‘natural’ does not mean it's healthy.
- Poor travel habits and packaged ‘snacks’ that are in-fact laden with chemicals that require third year chemistry to understand how you are harming your body.
- Water. Proper hydration isn’t ‘sugar laced’ low quality ‘energy drinks’. Choose water or go ‘the extra mile’ with Modern BCAA+
- Snacks that lack nutritional balance. Just like your meals ensure your snacks are properly balanced with the appropriate ratio of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
Don't ruin your training; choose healthy snacks for Iron Game success
- Nuts, almonds, pistachios, get in those monounsaturated fats to burn fat. ‘Fat to burn fat’
- Greek yogurt
- Salmon (pink), loads of protein and energizing fat
- Eggs, i.e. add hard boiled eggs to your daily ‘in between’ meals
- Cottage cheese
- Peanut or Almond butter (natural only). Add a little to oatmeal to breakfast.
- Chocolate, more than 60% cocoa level can assist fat reduction in small amounts
LIFTed Pre-Training Cocktail
2 Scoops of AminoLIFT™
4 oz of Plain Water
6 oz of Seltzer/ Sparkling Water
1 Teaspoon Fresh Lime Juice Mix
Mix 1 scoop of AminoLIFT™ with 4oz of plain water. Add 6oz of sparkling water to the mix and squeeze in about a teaspoon of lime juice.
Prepared by John Davies
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