To get good at something quickly, I copy an expert. When I wanted to know how to cook Ribeye, I asked Joe Andersen. Joe has eaten nothing but Ribeye for twenty years. He's a Ribeye master. Here's our conversation on twitter:Read More
These bad boys crush sweet tooth cravings like a wrecking ball. I will sit and eat these for a hour with zero guilt. BUT, beware...if you're not at your target body composition, they will slow fat loss. They are very calorically dense. They contain a lot of fat.Read More
This is my all time favorite dessert. When I first started making this I ate it literally every night and sometimes for breakfast, without gaining weight.
This isn't just a "not too bad" dessert. This is a powerful addition to your health practice. The wild blueberries are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins. The cream is a healthy fat. The nuts and seeds provide good protein, fats and a little carb. Even the cinnamon has fat burning effects. Every ingredient in this dessert kicks ass.Read More
The benefits of salmon are undeniable. They are full of Omega-3 fats and neuron building DHA. It's a great low carb meal with enough quality protein and fat to support any health routine. It's good for you and you should be eating it regularly. This isn’t really debatable folks.
This blurb isn't meant to convince to eat salmon...if you need that just run a google search. "The truth is out there" Fox MulderRead More
I love Pho. I have an appreciation for Vietnamese culture in general which began in high school when I became close friends with a Vietnamese kid named Quynh. He introduced me to his traditional Vietnamese family, whom I grew to love, and Pho, to which I quickly became mildly obsessed. I was fascinated by the Pho restaurants, formed my own Pho eating techniques and tried other Vietnamese dishes. No dish held my attention quite like the delicious noodle soup.Read More
We've all been broke before, at least I have. But being low on cash doesn't necessarily mean you have to live on Top-Ramen and grape drink. You can still maintain a healthy diet on a tight budget.
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. You can save money by sticking to the basics. We designed a nifty guide below.
If you’re on a budget, stay away from the “health foods” and supplements. They’re expensive and you don’t need them to achieve your goals.
Eat nutrient dense foods that contain vitamins. They keep you full longer. Avoid nutrient devoid foods like bread. They cause cravings and are mostly air anyway.
Home Cooking Rhythm
Forming healthy cooking and eating patterns help you stay on track with your diet. You can reduce fast food and save money by having prepared leftovers daily.
Cook once eat twice – Generate at least one leftover meal every time you cook. Cook way more than you can eat and store the remainder in a glass container in the fridge. Voila! You now have tomorrows lunch nailed.
My personal routine:
Breakfast – coffee with lots of heavy whipping cream.
Lunch – leftovers from last night’s dinner.
Dinner – Home cooked meal, save tomorrows lunch.
After about 3 weeks of low carb the daily cravings disappear, so you won’t need to snack.
Balling on a budget
Stick to the basics – All you really need is green veggies and meat. If you’re not a meat eater you can go with fish or eggs.
Brussel Sprouts and Meat Protocol - Brussel sprouts and meat are relatively cheap and nutrient dense. If you’re pinching pennies but still want to improve your health this is a good meal plan. Below is about 8-10 average size meals I purchased for $20.49. Olive oil and salt isn't included.
Steam the Brussel sprouts and sear the meat in a cast iron pan with olive oil. When the meat is done fry the steamed brussels in the leftover olive oil and grease, using the same pan. That’s it. The brussel sprouts soak up the healthy fat and flavor like a sponge. You can add butter, MCT oil or more olive oil to the greens. I’ve been eating this exact meal for years because its relatively inexpensive, simple, nutritious and tasty.
Eating doesnt have to be expensive or complicated when trying to improve your health. Simplicity is key in my opinion...simplicity and great tasting meals.
Would you be happy with this meal plan? Would this work for you and does it seem sustainable? Let me know in the comments or email me if you have questions or want help.
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Heres a video of me prepping a kickass Tuna salad. Simple, Tasty, well balanced and all in one to-go container. Plenty of fats, proteins and a little carb with lots of greens. Its a perfect meal in my opinion. I've been eating these several times a week for a year and Im not sick of them. Try it out and let us know what you think.Read More
A friend and I ran 12 miles today...he was fasted, I had eggs and sauerkraut for breakfast. I wanted something quick and nutrient dense to replenish fuel and rebuild muscle tissue. I decided to make a smoothie with random foods I had on hand.Read More
Avocados are magical. Especially if you practice a low carb, high fat or ketogenic style nutrition. I put them on everything, or just eat them with salt. They're a perfect whole food. They were my son Bear's first solid food. Theyre never a bad idea. I love them as a pre, intra or post workout meal.Read More