You work out and you work out hard. And since abs are made in the kitchen, wouldn’t it be nice to reach your fitness goals quicker with a helpful quide that lays out meals, snacks, and gave you a weekly shopping list? Thankfully, the new BodyBoss Nutrition Guide does that and more!
I have done the calorie counting. I have done the macro counting. And I am bored with that. I am super excited about the new BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide that accompanies the 12 week BodyBoss Fitness Guide. I am going to make 2018 the year where I finally conquer my fitness and nutrition!
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BodyBoss Nutrition Guide Review
The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide is very thorough and it is clear that a lot of thought went into creating it. I have been on many diets, but I don’t feel as though any of those diets ever kept me full. I also did not feel that they were interesting enough to make “diet “sustainable and varied. The recipes in this nutrition guide are original and innovative. Avo hummus? Yes, please!
Meal prepping is something that I have always wanted to try, but I never felt confident enough to plan meals that were nutritious or interesting (or varied) enough that I would stick with them. The meals in the nutrition guide are all of the above, plus they’re tasty!
There are over 150 original recipes in the Nutrition Guide. Each day is structured with 3 meals and 2 snacks to help rev up your metabolism and help you power through your BodyBoss HIIT workouts.
There is a reason BodyBoss called it the Superfood Nutrition Guide. Superfoods are those with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. You know, all the good stuff we’re supposed to eat but usually have no clue how to make into delicious food. The BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide explains, in detail, all of the healthy benefits of superfoods.
The very first book in the guide explains how to use the guide in addition to tips for success. It has a super helpful glossary, called A-Z of the BodyBoss SuperFoods, dedicated to all the amazing superfoods used in the recipes.
BodyBoss includes healthy superfood swaps for everyday foods, such as salmon for steak, quinoa for white rice, and baby spinach for iceberg lettuce. In addition, it lays out 9 tips for weight loss that have taken me close to a year to learn. I also love that this introductory book advises you drink 2 cups of water right after waking up, among other tips. I find that I’m usually thirsty when I wake up, but I forget about my thirst when I make coffee and set myself up for dehydration. Drink your water, girls!
It ends with the cutest section called “The Cheaters Club.” BodyBoss knows you’re only human and you need a little indulgence once in a while. These little cheats satisfy cravings and help you stay on track since you don’t feel deprived.
What I love about the BodyBoss Nutrition Guide is that it breaks down every week by shopping list, main meals, and snacks. The photography alone makes you hungry and excited to eat well!
The 12 week guide splits weeks 1-6 and weeks 7-12 between two books (book two and book three). Every week starts out with a detailed shopping list for everything that you will need to prepare all your meals. That means, no food waste!
At the bottom of every shopping list, there is a Sunday To-Do List. It outlines what you can prep and cook ahead on Sunday so that you can save time during the week. BodyBoss sets you up for success!
Smoothies & Desserts
The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide also has a book dedicated to 20 smoothies and 10+ post-workout snacks and desserts. I know that on leg +glutes day (and sometimes the day) I am usually a little hungrier given the extra calories burned and need a little something more. Or, as the guide puts it, I’ve had “an ass of a day” and only a creamy dessert will do.You are what you eat so don't be cheap, easy or fake. #BodyBossNutritionGuideClick To Tweet
…but does it taste good?
The BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide has delicious meals that are appealing on a visual, taste, and texture element. Left to my own devices, I would not be able to plan meals like this so I am happy that BodyBoss has done all of the hard work. Since the recipes incorporate Superfoods, I know that they are nutrient packed in addition to being tasty and visually appealing.
Normally we eat a lot of takeout during the week, even more so on weekends. However, even my picky eater of a husband has opted for a BodyBoss meal over our typical go-to carryout dishes. The recipes are easy enough for even the least experienced cooks (i.e. ME!) to create.
Many of the recipes incorporate plant proteins into the fold. In fact, most of the dishes are vegetarian. I especially love the Keep-On-Track Quinoa dish and the Grains ‘N’ Greens Salad. Quinoa is such a great source of plant-based protein. I snapped a quick photo of my dinner and sent it to my vegetarian friend who remarked on how appetizing the dish looked–even in my bad kitchen lighting!
Made for the Busy Woman
We are all busy but that shouldn’t mean we leave our nutrition on the back burner. (No pun intended). I know that if my nutrition were on point from the first day of my fitness journey, I would have reached my goals so much quicker.
The biggest takeaway for me was how much thought was put into the nutrition aspect of the guide, and what great of a job BodyBoss did in also making them delicious! Most times “food guides” have healthy recipes but they are boring. I felt like such a boss in the kitchen (something I’ve always had insecurities about), and I can’t wait taste the rest of the recipes over the next 11 weeks.
Fitness Guide + Nutrition Guide
I’ve been enjoying the meals for a week now and I can attest that they are filling! When the guide is followed closely, including the snacks and the occasional smoothie on the tough Legs + Booty workout days, you will have enough energy to complete your workouts and feel like the #BodyBoss that you are!
When I first started my fitness journey in September 2016, I was following another “nutrition guide” created by the author of BBG, another popular HIIT program, that was not very helpful. It had me eating such little quantities of food that I felt dizzy and light-headed during my grueling workouts. Also, BBG was extremely harsh on my joints, and I eventually had to quit BBG. The BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide has nutrient-dense meals that will fuel your body with superfoods that will help you power through the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) BodyBoss workouts.
This is the first time I attempted food prepping. Since I have never felt comfortable in the kitchen, I usually stick to making tried and true health meals, but they are very boring. I took my shopping list with me to the supermarket (the book is small enough to fit in most bags!) and bought what I needed to make Week One’s meals.
Then, I prepped and cooked the items from Sunday’s To-Do list, namely the Carb-Free Eggy muffins, quinoa, and roasting 1 eggplant. I felt a sense of accomplishment in the kitchen I have never felt before. Once I started meal-prepping I didn’t want to stop, haha. Come January I know I will be able to meal prep like a pro. I can’t wait!
The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide is the perfect partner to the BodyBoss Fitness Guide. Both guides have the same cheeky, flirty and fun language that I love about BodyBoss. This nutrition guide really is my BFF – Best Foodie Friend.
When can I get mine?
The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide will be available online (to use on your phone, tablet, or computer) or as a physical book (small and handy to fit in your bag) after its official launch date on December 25, 2017.