• Bethany Thompson

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This is a visual snapshot of my nutrition yesterday - minus my green super food, a rice cake with peanut butter and my shake before bed. To keep meal prep simple I usually have the same breakfast and prepare one type of protein for the next 2-3 days of meals . This week we made Teriyaki Chicken and I then incorporated the chicken into my meals in different ways.

For breakfast, I typically have eggbeaters with a slice of Ezekiel bread. I like the “egg substitute” much better than the actual egg whites. They have a different texture and taste but are nutritionally equivalent. For my next meal I had the Teriyaki chicken with a large side of zoodles (recipe on the blog). You can buy the Zoodles pre-cut from Publix and then they take less then 10 minutes to prepare. Next, I had my current favorite protein bar – the Oatmega Bar. Sam’s Club recently started carrying these and they are a nice change and super cost effective – coming in close to $1 per bar (18 count for $19.98). For my last meal I had a big salad with teriyaki chicken on top. I used the bagged Sweet Kale Salad Kit from Sam’s Club for $2.58, which makes 2 salads for me. Notice the nutrition label says 4 servings with 11g of sugar per serving – which is more than what my nutrition plan allows. To cut back the sugar content, I use the toppings and dressing sparingly. I usually have ½ the toppings and dressing leftover after I finish the entire bag of salad. My last tip is to always eat your salads out of a big bowl. I tried this last night my meal felt much more substantial than a “typical salad” and it mentally made me feel more satisfied!

Keep in mind that my nutrition plan is different than yours! This post is simply intended to give you some inspiration and tips about how to make YOU more successful at YOUR nutrition. As always, to have JT custom build your nutrition and exercise programs call Nation’s Best Family Health Care at 850-481-1101 and book and appointment with JT. Eat Clean - Never Boring! - BT


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DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.