Top 10 Ultimate Grilling Tips

June 30, 2015


Summer is here and, invariably, the ritual of BBQ’ing on the weekend returns, and with good reason. The backyard barbeque ritual is simply fun, relaxing and, of course, provides a brilliant selection of great tasting meals to the table. That said, great tasting should not compromise health concerns and, thus, the enterprising Iron Game Athlete should consider the following rules:


Ultimate T


1. Don’t proceed to cooking before properly cleaning your cooking surface. Do make use of these cleaning instructions


2. Don’t make the outdoor cooking season a gateway to poor food choices and meals that are not nutritionally balanced. Protein, vegetables and healthy fats are your best options.


3. Don’t eat hot dogs! Don’t feel insulted. Instead, look at the ingredients made up of the foul scraps of “food” taken from the floor. However, do try well-made sausages that are prepared by your local butcher from high-quality meat sources.


4. Don’t use commercially-packaged condiments. Instead, make your own. Yes, I know I have just ruled out some of the world’s largest companies but they really aren’t interested in your health and fitness goals. Do make use of these recipes for marinades and other sauces


5. Don’t replace hydration requirements with beer. It really doesn’t work that way.


6. Don’t buy the white enriched flour hamburger buns because they are on sale and within steps of the grocery store’s entrance. Market analysis dictates men will make a purchasing decision quickly and leave said store. As much as I prefer limiting the majority of commercially-made breads and replacing them with a homemade version, you can try a whole wheat variation if otherwise.


7. Don’t replace your healthy carbohydrate sources with packaged snacks. Fruit and vegetables are tremendous ‘snacks’ whereas bags of cleverly-named products are the conduit to poor dietary habits and, ultimately, failing health.


8. Don’t overcook meat. Do purchase a meat thermometer and pay attention when cooking your food. Burning meat isn’t ‘cooking’.


9. Don’t use processed cheese for your cheeseburgers. Do purchase a cheese cutting tool and use only real cheese (not a plastic concoction).


10. Don’t purchase poor grades of meat that are generally packaged in a far off land with remarkably low-quality standards that are “marinating” in a sauce (to disguise that it’s a poor cut of meat) of untold chemical concoctions.


Finally a little bonus tip: Don’t sit outside with friends staring at the miracles of your mobile devices. Turn everything off, bid farewell to the vast wonders of social media for the weekend and embrace summer with your friends.


Life, experience it.




Prepared by John Davies


Follow John


The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of USPlabs or any employee thereof. Examples used within this article are only examples. USPlabs is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the authors of this article. Content contributors are not employees of USPlabs. Authors may have been remunerated by USPlabs.


The information provided in this article, as well as this web-site blog is intended for informational and educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice for any condition. Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. By reading this disclaimer, you hereby agree and understand that the information provided in this column is not medical advice and relying upon it shall be done at your sole risk.


How to Count Macros 101

December 07, 2017

  Tracking macros or macronutrients may be among the hottest diet trends now, but this is nothing new. It’s how nutrition studies have been run for decades. In nutrition research, if you want to test the effect of a certain diet – you set diet parameters for protein/carb/fat, what I call a “macronutrient framework”, hit […]

Continue Reading

Modern PROTEIN Mini Pumpkin Pies

October 13, 2017

  Have you ever weighed a slice of pumpkin pie, just to log it into your macro tracking app? Fall deliciousness shouldn’t be measured in a few oz’s. Goals are goals, but we set out to find a solution that gives you more pie with fewer calories, and with no math or weighing.       […]

Continue Reading

Modern Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

October 03, 2017

  These easy-to-make pumpkin pancakes offer flexible macros to meet your goals with a flavor that you’ll crave year-round.       Ingredients Dry: – 1 Scoop Caramel Cookie Stix Modern Protein – 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder – Dash Cinnamon – Dash Splenda – 1.5 Servings Generic “Extra Fluffy” Pancake Mix – 1 Serving Sugar-Free Fat-Free Pudding […]

Continue Reading