Quick Nutrition Tip

I’m gonna make this short and sweet since the sun is shining hard here in Tampa Bay.

I shot this quick video the first night I arrived here to help you with an EASY tip you can implement if you ever travel, or if you don’t and just want a simple way to eat lean on a budget.

 

This meal gives you the 2 most important components for staying lean – quality, natural protein, and veggies.

Now I want to hear your QUICK, EASY, and BUDGET tips for eating lean – please leave a comment below:

 

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Jodhi Williams
Jodhi Williams

The fastest easiest protein pancake for breakfast. Take a sachet of instant porridge(oats) and tip in a bowl. Add 3 egg whites and beat together. Pour into a teflon pan so no oil needed. Cook till bubbles start to appear about 2 min, flip and cook other side about 1 min. Add sliced banana or strawberries and some sugar free maple syryp. Ta Da… Almost tastes too god to be true.

cork_boi
cork_boi

I’m not an expert, but don’t drink tea with a meal as it inhibits your absorption of iron from your food. Drink tea 30 mins or more after eating. In the meantime eat iron rich foods (e.g. liver) I’m sure a search of the internet will provide you with a good list.
Also you want to make sure it’s the iron causing the nose bleeds, bad sleeping patterns can cause nose bleeds too. No harm in getting it checked out by a professional.

John
John

thanks for the tip. i have a problem. i drink alot of green tea for its health benefits but it supposedly lower iron absorbtion so i get bloody noses all of the time when i train. whats the best thing for me to do?

leone
leone

i cant exactly add but the ones that seem to stick out is v8,almonds,tuna and water thanks guys i think these are perfect traveling snacks

Lashawn Miller
Lashawn Miller

I really enjoy your tips and advice…. I do somewhat of the samething when i go on trips; even at work… i have to stay fueled throughout the day… It gets a little hard because im in the classroom… i keep a chicken or some tuna in the fridge in the teachers lounge… good stuff

Fariba
Fariba

I take with me a jar of Almond butter & box of rice cakess to spread on. A quick healthy snack. AND I drink LOTS of water.

The native american idol
The native american idol

good stuff.. i love chicken and field greens..it will help me with upcoming fights..

Jim Troth

I am a home inspector http://www.homeinspectionsinohio.com who also trains in brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Eating healthy between home inspections is a challenge. I will keep cans of tuna in the truck and snack on those once or twice a week. Cheap and easy to store. Almonds are also an easy food to keep handy.

TRH
TRH

Jerky is a pretty good travel food since it’s so lean and full of protein, but unless you can find it on sale (like I did a month ago at Liquidation World. Stock up!), it’s not always cheap.

Almost any raw nut, particularly pecans (higher in antioxidants than any other nut), walnuts (good source of omega-3 & 6), and almonds as mentioned by Laurence Griffiths, are fool-proof travel foods. Just try to go for the unsalted ones so they’re more heart-friendly.

Another good idea that’ll let you get your vegetables on the go is to bring a few cans of V8. They’re usually cheaper by the case.

Eric

The only thing with jerky is to make sure you drink tons of water – it’s so dehydrating… I avoid it mostly though b/c of the heavy use of nitrates…

V8 – good call… I usually order it on the plane with no ice.

Josh
Josh

V8 is what I use with my protein shake..may not help anyone traveling but as far as daily nutrition it helps get the goods in and taste’s fantastic

Samuel Fauteck

V8 comes in a low sodium variety – even better…

Josh
Josh

One thing to watch out for with alot of food companies is those “low whatever” products..I haven’t really paid attention to v8 on that in particular but i have noticed that “low this” usually means they added more of “that”..which tends to be bad for you also..can turn into a pick your poison..I know we don’t eat food with labels in here..but if you do read the whole label..not just what they put on the front to make you think it’s great..fine print tells the truth

Laurence Griffiths
Laurence Griffiths

My No. 1 travel food – Almonds!!

Buy yourself a big bag of almonds and then just take 100g to eat as a meal/snack, maybe supplementing with some fruit. Full of protein, fibre, vitamin e and a reasonably high level of good carbs. Cheap, easy, they don’t go off or get squashed in your bag. What more could you ask for!!

Alain
Alain

It depends I guess where you travel to, if its in Asia, it will be pretty easy to stay lean, take it easy on the carbs when you eat in the evening, for the rest let yourself go(you can eat the rice in the morning with some mango if you like). If they have a wok, some vegetables,chicken, and chilies will do the trick. In Thailand you can have that for 60 Baht, thats not even 2 dollars. America and Europe will be thougher to get in a budget range, but having your protein powder with you, one that mixes up real easy in a shaker, is always a good idea. In a burger shop then again buy three burgers and shove all the beef slices in one bun, cause it’s the bread that does the damage, that will make you ONE nice protein bomb with only the carbs of… Read more »

cork_boi
cork_boi

1 more comment, what’s the deal with whey protein? I’m new to this programme but it seems to contradict the nutrition-itsu recommendation of eating foods that existed 2000 years ago. I try to eat unprocessed foods as much as possible and generally eat my protein as eggs, meat, seafood, nuts & lentils? What benefit would whey protein add to this mix?

Fat Back
Fat Back

Whey is natural and has been around for thousands of years. It is a byproduct of the cheese making process (the same hardy cheese that was a staple in the Roman warrioir’s diet). When you age mile it separates and you have a layer of curd floating on top (which becomes your cheese) and a milky, protein rich liquid whey (which is where your whey protein powders are derived). If you are worried about whether it is natural, try some cottage cheese. That is literally just curds and whey. It is better for you than soy protein in large doses because it does not contain the phytoestrogens that soy does. Don’t get me wrong through, soy is a very healthy staple in any diet, but like any good thing, too much is bad for you.

Hope that helps brother and keep training!

cork_boi
cork_boi

that clears things up, cheers Fat Back. What did the romans ever do for us….

Eric

^^^^

what he said… 🙂

reven
reven

Hi Eric
That is a great tip, I am often on the road due because of my jo(construction) and so an easy, cheap meal option like this is excellent for me. I once had a green apple and 3 slices of deli turkey breast that cost me R13.00(you will have to divide by R7.50 to get in $ which should be roughly $1.73. That was on the go and I managed to get in my carbs and protein. Hope it helps!!Thanks again for all the nutrition and training trips.

cork_boi
cork_boi

funny stuff I did the exact same thing myself the last time i was away with work (plus a small bottle of wine to help me sleep). Some take-away food is also relatively heathly if you know what to order. I often go to the nearest chinese takeaway and order chicken, with ginger and spring oinions and boiled rice. Avoid curries, satay and french fries.

Eric

Instead of the wine I opted for a box of sleepytime tea by Celestial Seasonings… but wine works too… 😉