purple banana coffee pancakes & drunk pizza
We all love treating ourselves to a meal out with fam and friends, or taking a well-deserved vacation chock full of treats and social media-led food excursions to try purple banana coffee pancakes with fruity pebbles sprinkles, pizza, donuts or all of the above! When you have health, fitness and performance goals and are following a nutrition and training program these are often the times things go off the rails. We go from a week of feeling good, sticking to our training sessions, and eating healthy with 2 pounds down to a wild Saturday night out, an extra 3 cookies, drunk pizza and a ride home with our pants unbuttoned. Now the scale shows 3 pounds gained...
Eating out is strongly linked to overeating and making poor food choices. Nights out on the town and vacations are TOUGH because they break our routine. And when we’re out of this routine we tend to opt for what looks good, what’s easy, or what’s convenient. BUT, worry not, because there ARE strategies out there that you can use to ensure you’re not compromising progress you've made or wasting any hard work you've put in. In this guide I’ll share some of my best practices for eating healthy at restaurants and on vacation so you can both enjoy yourself AND continue making progress towards your goals!
Let's take 5 minutes to run through these strategies that’ll help you navigate the delicious and dangerous options at your restaurant of choice next time you're out on the town or when you escape for adventure on that well-deserved getaway!
PSA: Eating out is hands-down one of mine and Jen's (my wife!) favorite things to do together so I'm not going to take that away from anyone! Fortunately, just because I might be trying to lose fat for a photoshoot OR add quality muscle tissue for a competition DOES NOT mean I can't make fun choices that won't impact my health and fitness results when Jen and I hit up her favorite gnocchi spot!
keys for restaurants.
keys for vacations.
strategies for ordering.
strategies for eating with intention. the art of sitting down to eat.
handy-dandy food swaps.
PLEASE share this today with anyone you think it could help! Most importantly, LET ME KNOW what you try, what works for you, what doesn’t, and how it’s improved your life, health, fitness and performance!
You can easily reach me @tomanocy on Instagram. Feel free to reach out to me for any training, nutrition or coffee thoughts and make sure to tag me in any pics of your doggos! I’m a sucker for a light roast with half & half, and a good time at the dog park. Cheers!