How can you use your grill toward losing weight, burning excess body fat and improving your body composition?
1. Choose lean cuts of meat
Swap beef and chicken wings, high in saturated fat and calories, for lean cuts such as bison and chicken breast. Keep lean meats tender with our marinade recipes.
2. Grill in Season
Grilled veggies are a delicious way to enjoy the seasonal taste of grilled peppers, zucchini, and summer squash. Since they are in season, they cost less so you can eat more! Vegetables provide the phytonutrients Spartans need to master workout and race recovery. And while raw is great, grilled veggies take on a whole new flavor.
3. Ditch the buns
Let’s face it, a bun is just the vessel to get what you really want into your mouth. That tasty burger topped with avocado and delicious melted cheese will be just as good eaten with a fork instead of a bun. Buns can often contain 200 plus calories and provide very little whole food nutrition. Try it the next time you grill.
4. Swap S’mores for naturally sweet treats
Just because you’re a Spartan doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy sweets. You just happen to realize that satisfying your sweet tooth with fruit strengthens your body with vitamins and minerals and tops the tank with fiber. If you haven’t tried grilled fruits, get ready for a whole new dessert menu . . . Spartan style.
Check out our grilling guide for 9 recipes guaranteed to drop calories and boost nutrition!