It can be hard enough to make it to the gym on some days, and now you’re telling me that I need to think about my fitness in the grocery store too?
Don’t worry, we’re here to help. 180vsME is here to guide you on a path to a more fit life, whatever you individually define that as. Our expertise extends from your form on squats to choosing which snacks to put in your cart at the grocery store. To get the most out of your workout, preparing with the food you put in your body is crucial.
Consistency is key. In order to maintain the results in the gym, your Monday- Friday diet needs to be consistent (with a little room on the weekend for tasty treats, a little room).
With this in mind, let’s take a look at one meal and snack that is simple and gets you ready to workout for an affordable price:
Hypothetically, a realistic meal and snack schedule with a trip to the gym looks something like this: breakfast, snack #1, lunch, snack #2, gym, dinner.
In this case, almonds are a great way to prepare right before the gym with snack #2. The majority of the fats in almonds are mono and poly, two “good fats” (as opposed to saturated fat) that will bring the nutrients we need to our muscles while we’re working hard in the gym.
On top of being something that will give us the energy we need for working out, almonds are cheap and yummy. Trader Joes, Walmart, Hannaford, you name it, you will find almonds for a good price. Make sure to put almonds on your next grocery list.
Let’s not overthink this.
We’re looking for a meal that includes good, healthy things like chicken, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, squash, onions, etc. With the help of an Instant Pot (or whatever appliances you have), throw them all in, cook it up, and you’re all set for not just tonight, but multiple nights of dinner planning.
“Instant Pot Chicken” checks multiple boxes, which is a huge win. This meal is fast to make, cheap at the store and easy to execute. Once you have what you need, make as much or as little as you want! Spice things up (not a ton, but don’t be afraid to add a little flavor) to your liking and you will be ready to enjoy a healthy meal after your workout. If organic chicken is within your budget, we definitely recommend including it in your cart, it will taste much better and make a world of a difference.
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