Ready to Eat Meals for Athletes......(and everyone else:)
Been away from the blog for a while but will promise to do better. These meals are so healthy and so tastey I had to get back online to share. Thanks to my ole nutrition mentor DrLW I was connected with the folks at freshnlean and wanted to pass along this option to help those who struggle with time and eating healthy....which is nearly all of us. As practitioners we always know if our patients could just eat the way we asked for a period of time they would feel better, have more energy, better skin, less headaches and pain etc ...and thus have the motivation to continue. Then after our consults discussing healthy whole foods meal planning we would send them out the door to try to figure out how to do it. Many do fine as it is a simple concept but changing habits is hard and with everyones limited time we were always looking for ways to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. Meal services abound now so there are a lot of options for those who need a short cut to the world of healthy eating. Freshnlean has done a great job formulating, packaging and delivering high quality meals to consumers. This is one of few whole foods (hippy) meal services I have seen to really incorporate "healthy fats" which are often excluded due to cost.
I am trying out Freshnlean's new ketomeals but they have meals for everyone... athlete, non athlete, low carb, GF, keto, etc. For the keto crowd the freshnlean keto meals use the same whole foods approach we use in clinical practice. The way we want to do keto is to start with real whole foods then over time transition people to keto. This transition is to allows metabolism to adapt to using fat as a primary fuel and for many insulin resistance can impair fat burning so we are really allowing hormones to shift and it can take some time. The Freshnlean keto meals start people in a great place, at the threshold of ketosis, which is a great place to be when moving toward a ketogenic diet. For those who know my keto-nerd language the meals are formulated around the 1:1 ratio which can be a real happy place for a lot of low carb/keto people. Many people use modified keto or ketolight and never make it to the big show version which is the 4:1 ratio and that is fine. I always have the goal to find a spot where people feel better and it really works for them more than targeting a blood ketone number.
If you try them out let me know what you think...