By: Anthony Campo
When analyzing many individuals’ diets, it becomes evident that many people have “go to” foods that they tend to eat in situations where they don’t have a lot of time to think or plan their meal. Unfortunately these “go to” foods for the typical individual center around carb-rich foods, with hardly any nutrients. Chips, crackers, candy, and sugary coffee drinks are some common “go to” foods, however these choices will do little to help someone achieve their health and fitness goals. Here are some much better options they are quick, easy, and can help you continue to achieve your goals.
First, it is important to note that when trying to achieve goals related health and fitness you must have a purpose for eating. Simply eating because you are hungry, or not eating because you are not hungry is not the proper way to plan your meals if you are trying to achieve health and fitness goals. The idea is to eat to fuel your body for your goals, not to feed your cravings.
With this being said, here are some foods that can be your new “go to” foods for some specific goals:
Overall physique and body composition – These are quick foods that you can purchase almost anywhere that are predominantly protein.
Low- carb beef jerky
Low-carb protein bar
Low-carb protein shake
Natural peanut butter
Weight Loss – These are also low-carb foods, but also low in calories
Vegetables such as broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, celery
Any calorie free beverage
Performance – These are quick foods you choose that are nutrient rich (most bang for your buck)
Anything from the physique/ body composition category except you can go with the regular carb version
Any fruits or veggies