Eating Right is Key to Effective Weight Maintenance and Performance Training
Whether your goals are to lose fat, improve muscle tone or add muscle and improve performance – what you eat is critical. Often though our clients struggle to find meals that are healthy, tasty and easy to prepare. So we thought we would try and help a little!
Oatmeal With Banana and Berries
Oatmeal is a great option for a healthy breakfast but sometimes it can taste a little too bland. Rather than buying a ceral loaded with added sugar, instead simply add some berries or some banana to naturally sweeten the taste. Our favourites are blueberries, raspberries or blackberries as they taste great and are loaded with natural antioxidants.
Natural Yogurt with Berries
Yogurt is another great option for a healthy breakfast but again the healthy version sometimes can taste a little too bland or sour. Don’t go for the artificially sweetened or colored versions though, instead simply add some berries to naturally sweeten the taste. Alternatively, you could add some fresh mango slices or even some tinned pear or apricot slices (use those canned in their own juices, not those with syrup).
We recommend going for the full fat yogurt rather than the low fat versions. The low fat versions usually have sugar added to try and improve their taste and so you end up consuming more simple carbohydrates than you realize and you also get hungry again very quickly.
Roast Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Roast chicken on a bed of carrots and bell peppers, nestled in a lettuce leaf is a good start to any wrap. We love ours with basil and sweet Thai chilli.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Shrimps really shine on the grill. This one has been done with lime and cilantro! A good source of protein, astaxanthin, vitamin B12, selenium amongst others