Instant training improvement tips: Take out the Takeout

October 02, 2014


Despite the common understanding of the enormous importance of food in our lives, dietary habits are likely worse than at any time in the history of man. Modern society, with all its endless ‘conveniences’ is essentially securing its own demise due to dietary habits.


The reasons likely stem from business developments within the food industry, i.e. there is a great deal of money in selling very poor quality food, and the breakdown of the family unit allowed ‘conveniences’ to creep into our lives.


The solution to the problem is remarkably simple; cook at home and choose natural ingredients.


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The common negative commentary of ‘eating well’ is that is it too expensive, which of-course is incorrect from both a long term consideration of general health and short term costs of ‘real food’.


The true costs of ‘eating out’ are:


  • • poor health  (the long term costs of poor health are astronomical and often related to poor dietary choices.
  • • a bloated food budget. Consider the costs of ‘fast food’ compared to cooking at home and the answer is obvious.
  • • lowered training results. At least half of your training is reliant upon diet.


Real food is underlined as that requires it is not processed products. Processed food products are highly expensive and questionable nutritional value, despite being packaged in moss green with large lettering that says ‘healthy’. As someone who has worked ‘undercover’ in the food industry factory line floors, I can assure the public that many of the processed food products they welcome into their home would turn their stomachs with the manufacturing process.


Learn to make foods at home, vegetables are easy to prepare with a modest ‘blanching’ or ‘stir fry’ and even bread and pasta take only a few minutes of preparation. It is rarely discussed but the actual process of SLOWING DOWN to enjoy your meal is HEALTHY and assists in reducing body fat levels due to lowered cortisol secretion.


Simply, stay simple, as wholesome food ingredients will go a long way to further your training success and recipes need not be complicated. Once you place a priority on eating at home you will find that your training results increase radically, you will save a remarkable amount of money and the quality of life improves.


Recipe of the Day from USPlabs Nutrition


Swole N Sexy Stir-Fry


  • 6 oz of Cubed Chicken breast ( 1 medium chicken breast)
  • 1 Cup of Brown Rice (cooked)
  • ½ Cup of Green Onion
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder


Turn burner on to med-high heat. Use spray oil to lightly grease pan. Fry egg whites, and season with 1 teaspoon of chili powder. As the whites solidify, chop up with spatula and move to a separate dish.


Re-grease your pan with spray oil, and move shredded chicken to pan, mixing in the green onions. Once chicken is cooked through, add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.


Now add your cooked rice to the pan and blend together. Add another tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture. Lastly add the eggs to the top and mix all together, and cook for for 3-5 minutes.


USPlabs Recipe of the Day Swole and Sexy Stir Fry


Prepared by John Davies


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