Thin Line Tip #1:Don't eat garbage! What a person eats directly mirrors their image and how they feel. Eat crap, feel like crap. Eat great, feel great. It's such a simple concept, many people seem to forget. But it is JUST THAT EASY! Healthy eating is mind over matter. Eating bad is a habit that is hard to drop. But once you get a hold of it, it becomes addicting. If you would like advice on what to eat to replace your bad foods now, please email us.
-Thin Line Tip #2: There are several replacements for those bad foods you enjoy now. Do you like sweet things when it winds down at work? Eat an orange or a couple clementine's. Enjoy ice cream now and then? Mix a cup of plain Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of chocolate-flavored powdered peanut butter. Do the late night munchies hit you before bed? Reach for a handful of almonds or a couple boiled eggs. Finding food isn't hard. Dedication is. It is all up to you and the organ between your ears (your brain).
Thin Line Tip #3: DRINK WATER! Other than the fact that water literally keeps us alive, while performing physical activity like you will be as a loyal follower of this page and group, you will need to stay hydrated. At least a gallon-a-day hydrated. Want your muscles to continue to grow and show? Yes protein will help, but it just so happens that your muscles are 79% water. What's keeping you? Get that Nalgene or Hydroflask out and start chugging!
Thin Line Tip #4: If you're anything like the TLF team, you travel often. Whether it is for pleasure or for training, chances are you are going through some sort of airport. Eating healthy during these trips can be very difficult, especially given the vast amounts of fast food restaurants and complete lack of healthy foods (unless you go for that $15 salad). Thankfully, the TSA allows us to bring in sealed foods! Pack snacks like beef jerky, nuts, and protein bars to hold you over until you get to your destination.
Thin Line Tip #5: Avoid late-night snacks. Chances are if it's 9 or 10 at night and you get the munchies, you're not going for celery and peanut butter. The easiest way to fix that is to get rid of all the crappy snacks you have in your cabinets and replace them with healthier choices. Better yet, if you had a good workout that day, make another protein shake. It wont just fill you up, but your body will have the extra food through the night, and it has been proven to help with metabolism.
Thin Line Tip #6: Get a good cooler. If you prep your meals the day before your shift and bring them with you to the station, and especially if you are riding on an ambulance or a patrol car, having your meals with you will keep you from eating the potential garbage that others bring in or that you are tempted to buy at the drive-thru. The cooler will remind you that you are on a mission to better yourself and your body with everything from nutrition to the workout you're looking forward to later that day.