Simple and Healthy Go-To Recipe of Protein and Healthy Omega-3s: Season Products Canned Fish
This recipe should be a go-to in any fit person’s kitchen and cooking repertoire. My favorite canned fish is made by Season Products. I buy their Mackerels in a 12-pack because they are so damn good.
Check out this super simple recipe/technique that includes some mustard, mackerels and just about anything else you want to add–sour cream, ketchup, hot sauce, etc.
1. Open and drain Mackerels (or any canned fish) and place in bowl
2. Add ingredients
3. Mash with fork and it’s ready to eat!
My Favorite Healthy Snack: Canned Fish!
I’ve become obsessed with canned fish after stumbling on this product: Season Skinless & Boneless Mackerels in Water, No Salt Added, 4.375-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12).
I’ve tried many brands of sardines and canned fish over the years, but this one takes the cake hands down as the best tasting product I’ve ever tried. I try to eat a pack a day at least to get all those yummy omega-3s into my system (as well as all the other amazing nutrition). I highly recommend checking out Season Brand’s full line of products.
Gym Life Fitness Tip: Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
From 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 48. Avoid artificial sweeteners
Just Google “artificial sweetener studies” and you’ll find plenty of reasons why you need to cut these out of your diet NOW!
Gym Life Fitness Tip: Play Sports
From 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 20. Play Sports
Ways to play more sports:
1. Join an adult sports league
2. Go to the gym or park and hop in a pick-up game
3. Organize some lawn football with the neighborhood kids.
4. Bring a frisbee everywhere and use it.
What is Decision Fatigue
Great study on the factors that determined the judicial rulings for criminals up for parole. Researchers found that as the day went on, the percentage of paroles granted dropped drastically. At the beginning of the day, a judge was more likely to give a favorable ruling close to 65 percent of the time. As the day wore on and the judge had to make more and more decisions, the likelihood of getting a favorable ruling dropped the longer the day went on.
This study is famous for multiple reasons, one of which is the theory that we humans have what’s called “Decision fatigue” or the concept that we only have so much decision “energy” for the day and the more we exhaust that energy store without rest the more likely we are to be unable to make objectively good decisions.
This concept applies to not just the criminal system but your life as well. As your day goes on, you are using up your energy to make all kinds of decisions. The more your day lags on and you use up this energy, the more likely you are to succumb to doing things that you normally wouldn’t have.
The next time you work a long day of work and you “just don’t care” what you eat for dinner, you’ll know exactly what is happening.
Gym Life Fitness Tip: Do Nothing
From 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 39. Do Nothing
There are times when you should sit around and do absolutely nothing. This is good for mind and body. Try it out. (Just be careful to not let it become a habit.)
Coconut oil should be a go-to oil in your diet for cooking and eating. It is also good as a mouthwash (called pulling) and you can put it on dry skin, use it as sunscreen, and a ton of other uses. Check out the many uses here.
Here are a couple of the best oils on Amazon:
Kale Chips Recipe
Oven-Dried Kale Chips Recipe
Need: Kale, Sea Salt, MCT Oil or Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 350
- remove leaves from stems
- Drizzle with oil (I use MCT oil)
- Bake until edges brown, 10-15 minutes
- Season with sea salt
To learn more cooking techniques to take your nutrition game to the next level, check out my book: The Gym Life Cooking Technique Book!
Fitness Tip: Train with a training partner
You could also call your training partner your “accountability” partner because he or she is there to make sure you show up and do the work. Not showing up will let them down, and as a result, you are that much more likely to stick with your program. This is a powerful accountability technique that is proven effective time and time again. You also receive the benefit of always having a spotter, which will make your training safer.
My Favorite Chicken Recipes
Did you know that Chicken Recipes is searched on Google over 500,000 times a month? No other food comes close.
I figured I would do my service to society and link to some of my favorites I’ve used over the years. First, make sure you check out my post on cooking chicken perfect every time. That’ll help you with any of your recipes as it;s the technique that matters so much in having your chicken dishes come out right.
Nom Nom Paleo’s Cracklin Chicken
PaleoOMG’s Chicken recipes
PaleoGrub’s Chicken Recipes
This should give you plenty of chicken options but make sure you understand the basic technique for cooking chicken. Remember, the technique is what people usually screw up. Grab a copy of my new book Gym Life Cooking Technique to help you with that =D
Also, here is the basic technique in 20ish seconds:
Take a High-Quality Fish Oil (or Cod Liver Oil) With Every Meal
From 50 Ways To Lose Weight: 9. Take High Quality Fish Oil With Every Meal
My favorite is Krill Oil by Natural Stacks. I take 2 caps a meal (2 meals a day).
Check it out here: Performance Essentials Pack