Are your Athlean dreams being shattered by your desk job? we are going to go to the computer today to answer your questions from last week, to show you it doesn’t have to be the case. What’s up everybody? Jeff Cavaliere AthleanX.com. If you remember last week, I put you to the test. I
said, hey, give me your best question. Vote it up. Whoever had the highest amount of comments on their question would get answered here this week on the video. This is something that I want to do every now and then here, because I think it is great. You guys give me your input, and I get to answer your questions directly.
So in doing so I went to my computer last week: 82 thumbs up on the comment from Mikhael from Greece. He says ” I am already and ATHLEAN-X member. I must say your videos are something to look forward to all week. I don’t really have a question but I have a request. I work in an investment bank so I am in the office 10 hours straight. Could you make a video of what people like me can eat at work?
Nutrition tips or something that would not take much time to eat because I can not stay off my desk for a long time. Best Regards, Mikhael.” Now that is a great question. It is something that a lot of us deal with. You don’t just have to be at a desk job. When I was in college, believe it or not, that is when the whole ATHLEAN dream started for me, was way back then, trying to figure out, what could I do to make it through a day? We used to have a long period of classes in PT where we would literally just break for a couple of minutes, because we were doing summer courses at the very beginning of my schooling.
There is just no time. You have to cram so much in. So I was thinking, what could I have that was somewhat discrete, too. I could actually eat in class, without causing a big scene. S
o this question is right up my alley. So what can we do? First and foremost you have to have things that are portable, that don’t require a lot of preparation, and that you can eat discretely so that people aren’t staring at you, you aren’t causing a big scene while you are just trying to get your nutrition in. Some of things I recommend right off the bat-what I used to do-I used to take a thermos and put it in the freezer to make it ice cold.
Then I would take a protein shake, in this case I highly recommend my own here because I know what goes in it.
We talked about this before. There is a lot of shady stuff that goes on in the supplement industry these days. At least I know what is in here, and it is the best of the best. Basically you make your shake in the morning. If that thing [thermos] is ice-cold overnight, you can seal that up and it is going to stay cold throughout that entire day. I used to have it sometimes 4, 5,6 o’clock at night on my way home.
So that is a great option, number 1. Number 2, just by having one of these thermos bags. You don’t have to carry it around on your shoulder, you just bring it to work. You put something in here, it is insulated, if you want to keep something that is cold, like a yogurt, you can put it in here, put one of these little freezer-ready ice…I don’t know what you call them.
When you take it out of the freezer, put it in here, and zip this up, it is going to stay cold all day. So that allows you to have something quick and portable, like a Greek yogurt- a great snack- and a banana. a piece of fruit. Now I want to break away and tell you here that the key to your success is not just eating carbohydrate foods. We call it nutrient fusion in the Athlean-X meal plan. You want to have carbs and protein together as often as you can.
The protein is going to help you slow down a little bit. It has the chew factor to it so you have to work to actually eat it usually. That will actually help to slow you down, the tempo of your eating a little bit. Again, we are not talking about having feasts here. We are talking about getting this meal in, in 2 or 3 minutes.
It will also help stabilize your blood sugar, when you combine your carbohydrates with your protein, you are going to have a combined effect in the gut of a slower digestion, which is going to keep your blood sugar stable a lot longer. So always try to combine the 2. Those can go in here and you are good to go.
An old stanby is very easy; I always recommend protein bars. Some guys don’t want to have supplements. So take the X-celerator out of it, take the protein bar out. Guys, it doesn’t get any simpler than this. It is not going to melt, it is not going to go bad. It can go anywhere with you and it is very, very simple.
Next, again, getting your protein in with your carbs, turkey jerky or beef jerky here; they make this stuff so low fat now. I think they make these from Ostrich now. Any of these things, these are awesome. If you like the taste of them, they are great and as your carbs you can have with them as your carbs, as a snack in carbs, just little grape tomatoes. The advantage here is they don’t need to be refridgerated.
You can just bring these with you. You have your perfect combination, your carbs and your proteins. So that would be here. Lastly something guys like to use a lot, is a trail mix. We even recommend that on the X-factor meal plans.
But if you do, I always caution you, what are you making your trail mix from? What is the basis of your trail mix? If it is completely made from all different kinds of nuts, and you bring in something like this, say I am going to use it for the week-when you look down, and this is empty, you are going to realize that you made a big mistake. They are completely caloric and fatty; yes, they are healthy but they can be fatty.
Trying to get a 6-pack the last thing you want to do is snack away, grab away, and paw away at this all day long. So they have single serving packages of whatever your favorite nuts are. You can get them here. But I will tell you this-this little packet here, 14 grams of fat and 170 calories.
So when you think about what is the basis of your trail mix–most guys don’t stop here, they stop maybe 3 or 4 times the size of these things. There is an old adage guys, becareful of your nuts.
When you put in an amount just enough for the effect of the taste. We call it incidental fat. Get the incidental fat from your nuts, but that is about it. Alright? I like to use as the basis of a trail mix, Kashi Heart to Heart, Kashi Go Lean. It is a little bit harder to pick up, but the fact of the matter is they are much better for you. They are higher protein content in a typical carbohydrate type food like cereal. So you can combine a few of your favorite cereals and that will be the basis of it. Sprinkle in a couple of carrot chips if you want that sweetness. Again, lots of options here. Very quick, easy, discrete. You can grab at these without people even seeing what you are doing.
That is a very important thing. Thank you Mikhael, thank you guys. We are going to do this more often but if you want to see a whole bunch more of these options that you can actually take with you. Not only that, but they are super easy to prepare. Then you have got to get the ATHLEAN-X meal plan that comes with the ATHLEAN-X Training System.
It is the X-factor meal plan for a reason. It can literally make the difference between having a 6-pack and not. We know guys, that no matter how hard you train,if your nutrition is awful, you are not going to look good. So you have got to make sure that you are dialed in, and I lay that all out for you.
Everything like this, but not just snacks,-your breakfasts, your lunches, your dinners, everything-and it is all part of the ATHLEAN-X training system. Guys if you have it, head on over there, grab it at Athleanx.com. In the meantime, we are going to do this again. I like to get your feedback.
Leave all your comments below. We might not be able to get an answer to those this week, but next time I do this, we are going to do the same thing. We are going to challenge you to put the favorite comment up there, vote it up to the top. Whatever it is, we will answer it. Guys, we will be back here again next week. In the meantime, have a great rest of the weekend. I will see you back here in 7 days.