As a Personal Trainer and regular exerciser it can sometimes be difficult to get the essential nutrition on board to optimise the physiological adaptations that I want to achieve! These little gems should keep you from eating cheap processed crap for sure. Take a look and see!
Mixed nuts and seeds provide an easy way to get a delicious dose of protein in a convenient, shelf-stable package. Almonds and pistachios are higher in protein than their nutty peers. But always good to get a variety on board! Even throw some on top of some natural yogurt.
Inexpensive and loaded with nutrients, eggs are one of the best ways to get a healthy dose of protein and fat, containing all the 20 amino acids! Try hard boiling and pre-peeling a dozen at the start of the week and throw one in a small tupperware container each day for an easy on-the-go snack. Typically 6 grams per egg! Really good for improving your healthy cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins).
Put 2-3 tablespoons of your favourite hummus in the bottom of the container, stick a handful of vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, and snow peas are a great mix) vertically in the hummus, screw on the top, and throw in a purse or gym bag for an easy, on-the-go, super-healthy snack. Even try making your own all made with chickpeas!
By using organic oats, egg, milk, water and whatever else you choose to throw in there (cinnamon and 100% cocoa power are great too) and bake for 15 minutes, these can keep for a few days! If you do have a sweet tooth mash banana into it as well!
As milk should be and has a much higher biological value than supermarket milk (whole organic if you cannot get the raw stuff). This has a fine balance of all of your macro nutrients optimising protein synthesis for those trained muscles! A 250ml dose is just fine!
Not for everyone but if you’re like me and on the go a lot of the time this is a fantastic source of protein coming in! Mackerel is my personal favourite which is closely followed by some chewing gum so clients don’t run away from me!
On our Personal Training courses not only do we discuss the basics of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, but also for sporting performance, body building, body fat reduction and much more. Students often change their own diet completely as a result of it! Getting your clients to change their behaviours is the real challenge and of course we gear you up for that too.
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