Nothing fancy in this post, I just wanted to share some of my favorite products that I use on regular basis. This list can be pretty extensive, but these are the basics that I found to be useful; hope you do too!
- Arctic Zero (protein ice cream)
Here is the link to their website. You can find this product in Sprouts, Walmart, Ralph’s, Albertson’s and you can order it online as well. They just came up with new flavors (150-350cal per pint!) that I absolutely love! So give it a try.
- Walden farms products
I mostly use syrups and jams, and sometimes salad dressings. Keep in mind that food cannot be calorie free. “Calorie-free” means it has less than 5cal per serving. So use these products in moderation. You can find these products online, in Sprouts and Albertsons. They keep coming out with new stuff all the time.
- Shirataki noodles
This is a calorie free food (almost) as it is made of insoluble fiber. There are tons of different companies that make it and they will vary by price, but as long as it says “yum noodles” , “konjac noodles” or “miracle noodles” and lists 0cal per serving, you are good to go. Sprouts sells some in isle with soy based vegan products, next to the “soy noodles” (I don’t recommend using soy version). There is a good variety in Whole Foods market. Also any Asian market store (Zion market or 99 Ranch store) has a huge variety of different colors and textures for very cheap. Shirataki noodles is tasteless and it acts as a filler (think stir fry veggies or soup). There are also shirataki balls and rice. The principle is the same. Before use, rinse it out 2-3 times, cut if needed and then add to your dish. When prepared correctly it is delicious. Price will vary from store to store anywhere from $1.20 to $2.50 or so.
Here is the example:
- Joseph’s bread
For those of your who love bread, this is a great option. They have different kinds of bread so feel free to add it to your diet plan: http://www3.netrition.com/josephs_bakery_pita_bread.html
- Weight lifting straps.
Straps are very helpful when it comes to lifting a heavy weight that you can’t hold for the entire set. There are different types of them and you can pick them up at any sports goods store. Here are the examples:
- Myofascial release ball.
This is an addition to foam rolling and very useful in helping release the tension in the specific muscles that you can’t get to with foam roll. I always have it with me in my car/purse. I will do my best to show you how to use it on our next session.
Well, that wraps up the list for now. Hope you find it helpful and put these products to use.