Protein powder: this is a must… there are so many protein powders you need to find the flavor and brand that tastes the best to you. My favorite way to use protein powder is blending 1 scoop of the vanilla protein powder with a bunch of frozen fruit and some water and it’s amazing.
My personal fav: QUEST!! I am obsessed with quest…
WATER: lots and lots and lots of water. Water keeps you on track with your diet and makes you less hungry. I think the easiest way to drink a lot of water is to keep cold water bottles on hand. This way, if you ever walk by the fridge, there is no excuse not to grab one over a soda.
My personal fav: my favorite thing in the whole world is sparkling water (club soda). If you like sparking water, I HIGHLY recommend getting a bit of orange juice and mixing it with a glass of sparking water… this makes drinking water way more enjoyable for me.
Light, low calorie snacks: this is important because if you don’t eat for a really long time you WILL get hungry, it’s inevitable. Keeping low-calorie healthy snacks around is key because if you eat something before the hunger is out of control, you will not find yourself wanting to eat everything in sight.
My personal fav: I like the light and fit brand of Greek yogurt! It’s amazing. My favorite flavor is the black cherry! Only 80 calories and SO good.
Pre-workout: if you have never tried pre-workout, TRY IT. It is a game changer when it comes to getting the most of a workout. You will burn more calories (faster heart rate and more energy) and you will actually want to work out. I always joke, it makes me feel like a hamster on a wheel… I just want to run as fast as I can.
My personal fav: the brand C4 is my favorite pre-workout. After taking it, it might make your hands a bit tingly but that is totally normal (it’s from the beta alanine) C4 is by far the pre-workout I have tried and I see the most benefits with it. It comes in powder form that you mix with water and a drink form. I prefer the drink option! (pink lemonade is the best… trust me.)