When you’re out there hitting it hard at the gym to get your fitness goals, you don’t want to be falling behind because of the food you eat.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to stay healthy and on-track with your fitness goals?
When you’re working towards an exercise goal, there are lots of things that you should take into consideration—other than the obvious amount of hours that you put into the gym.
So you’ve decided to go vegan or vegetarian, great! Choosing to cut out meat and dairy is a good decision for both your body, and the planet—but we’re sure you’ve already been asking one important question…
Do you find that you spend so much of your time planning and preparing your meals, so much so that you end up not enjoying them as much?
Whether you’re trying to get in shape for a competition, or simply trying to watch the foods that you eat, having a meal plan is one of the best ways to stay on track.
We know that it can sometimes be a struggle to get out of bed, but if you have a killer morning routine in place you can look forward to waking up happier, and with more energy, in no time.
We’re so often told that fast food is extremely bad for your health and is full of salt, sugar and fat–and in most cases this is true.
Whether you’re back in the office or working from home, there’s always plenty of temptation when it comes to snacking throughout the day.
Snacking itself isn’t bad, but if you find yourself reaching for unhealthy snacks, fizzy drinks, or salty snacks, you may find it harder to keep to your training goals, plus you may feel tired and sluggish at the end of the day after not fuelling your body with the right nutrients and vitamins it needs.
Here are some great snack ideas that we suggest keeping at the office or at your desk that will help you power through the longest days of work.
These snacks are all super healthy, nutritious and provide the fuel you need to keep your brain working until the clock hits 5.00pm.
Here are favourite office snacks:
Fruit and dried fruit
Fruit may seem boring to you but they are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs throughout the day.
If you want to make things a little more exciting, why not prepare yourself a fruit salad full of your favourites the night before?
You can also snack on dried fruits like apricots and mangos, which are a great substitute for chewy sweets, just without as much sugar!
Nuts are high in healthy fats, fiber and protein that will satisfy your midday cravings and will fuel your body ready for your next session in the gym.
Be careful not to overeat nuts, a small handful is enough for one serving and you can keep them in a small tupperware tub at your desk.
Some of our favourite nuts are peanuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts.
DIY trail mix
A trail mix is a combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate that can be tossed together in a tupperware container for you to snack on throughout the day—a small handful of the mix will be enough for one serving.
Rice cakes are a great, low-calorie snack that can be paired with a range of toppings.
They’re a bit bland on their own, so are best paired with things like nut butter, avocado or some low fat cream cheese.
If you have a bit of extra time in the evening, why not try making some no-bake protein balls to take into the office?
Just mix some oats, peanut butter, honey or maple syrup, chocolate protein powder and dark chocolate chips together and roll into balls. You can put them into the fridge overnight and they make a great indulgent snack for the office.
Yes, popcorn is healthy! As long as you stay away from the sweet and toffee popcorn you find in the supermarket, the whole grain makes a great snack.
Pop some plain popcorn and get creative with your toppings, you could add a pinch of salt and olive oil, or sprinkle some low fat cheese over the top for a fun snack.