If you are a new friend, you might not know the extreme depths of love and admiration I have for camping.
In the past, it was a place where I was able to unplug & get ferked up.
Now, it's a time to unplug and enjoy nature, but because of this I am not letting it veer me from my dreams of hopping on that bodybuilding stage. So here are some tips to help YOU guys stay on track too!
1. MAP OUT YOUR WEEKEND
Just like a normal week at home, map out your weekend. By inputting your meals into the app to make sure you are hitting your macros ahead of time, you're planning for success. Pack meals and snacks ahead of time using Ziploc bags and travel-friendly containers. Keep them goal-oriented.
Snack Ideas: Quest Chips, beef jerky, fruit, protein bars, etc.
2. PICK MEALS THAT USE THE CAMPFIRE
Food tastes better on a campfire, and you don't have to soak it in grease or fat. Making meals on the fire gives your tastebuds an adventure that you won't get at home.
3. PACK ONLY WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT
If you don't bring it, you won't be tempted to eat it. So don't pack any last-minute snacks that just won't fit your macro budget.
4. PLAN FOR CAMPING 'TREATS'
You're out having fun, so enjoy yourself! Plan your macros for a couple of seltzers or fun snacks and have fun! It keeps the rest of your day on point and honestly, you'll enjoy that treat so much more. Remember that our goal is balance, not restriction.
5. DON'T OVERINDULGE IN ALCOHOL
The more you drink, the less likely you are to stay on track with your plan you so diligently worked hard to prepare. That's fine if you want to plan for a few drinks, but drink them slowly and with plenty of water in between.
SIMPLE SNACK IDEAS:
FRESH CUT VEGGIES AND HOMEMADE GREEK YOGURT DIP--- I USE RANCH SEASONING 🔥 If you aren't a fan of greek yogurt, consider fat free sour cream.
POPCORN: Put kernels in a loose foil packet with a small bit of olive or avocado oil (try coconut for a sweeter taste). Hold foil packet over campfire with tongs or skewer and allow to cook until popping stops. Once done you can salt, drizzle melted chocolate over or whatever sounds good to your camping mood.
FAVORITE HOME SNACKS
CAMPFIRE MEAL IDEAS:
KEBABS: Pre-cut your favorite lean meat such chicken breast or flank steal, into 1-2 inch chunks and marinate in Ziploc bags. Bring along metal or wooden skewers to roast meat over open camp fire. You can also pre-cut potatoes, peppers and onions to add onto the skewers as well for a great balanced meal option.
FAJITAS: Pre-cut beef or chicken into portions that work for you and lightly spray with olive or avocado oil and store in a Ziploc bag. Do the same with bell peppers and onions. When you are ready to cook, place on the griddle or into a disposable tin pan to cook over the fire. Serve with tortillas warmed over the campfire and your favorite fixings.
FOIL PACKET MEALS: The sky is the limit here! You can make foil packets in so many variations. Use a large piece of aluminum foil and lightly spray with your oil choice. Place a lean meat of choice, with onions, peppers and cubed potatoes in side. Again, lightly coat the contents and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. Fold to close packet and place on open campfire until contents are cooked throughout. You can place any kind of meat and potato option in foil packets!
DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR TIME