FIT & FAST
Fit & Fast Meal Tips
1. We recommend keeping everything simple. Simplicity is sustainable. Complexity is not [unless you're a fitness fanatic]. The meal ideas above are simple.
It helps to identify, early on, the 3 to 4 "base" items you'll want for pretty much all your meals.
2. The "Base" food items above include the salad mix, the sweet potato, the protein powder, and the hard boiled eggs.
These could be considered the "Big 4" or the constants you buy and prep on a regular basis. It totally takes the guess work out of meal prep. What will be your Big 4?
3. Salad Dressing: We consider "healthy" dressings as those with minimal ingredients and with little to no sugar. Since oils (eg., olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, etc are considered healthy fats, "Fat Free" is a clear sign that it's a Franken-food product. Steer clear of dressings with the fat free labels.
Recommendations? We prefer:
Olive Oil & Vinegar mix
Chicken Breast (1)
Other Favorite Fruits (2)
Salad Dressing or Oil
Peanut- or Almond Butter
Unsweetened Seltzer (4)
1. Skin or no skin on your meat will depend on how picky you want to be.
We recommend lean meats if you're pairing it up with "real" wholefood carbs like sweet potato, rice, or corn tortillas.
If you prefer going low carb, feel free to enjoy your chicken or other meats with the fat or skin.
2. At the grocery store, pick one or two of your favorite fruits and go. Stop giving yourself so many damn choices. Bananas or apples are great sources of carbs.
Don't worry about the sugar content. Here's why: First, they're packed with vitamins and minerals. Two, and most importantly, they're inexpensive and won't kill you (like the donuts will).
3. Peanuts is just an example. If you prefer almonds or walnuts, go for it!
4. If you can't bare the thought of tasteless beverages, feel free to squeeze a lemon or lime wedge in your water. Also, "flavor essences" are just fine in seltzer water. Just stay away from the sweetened/sugary stuff.