This post is in collaboration with BodyBoss. I was lucky enough to receive and try out their 12-week Ultimate Body Fitness Guide and Superfood Nutrition Guide. All opinions are, as always, my own.
Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you’ve had a wonderful couple of months into this new year so far. How are those New Year Resolutions going? 😉 Did you manage to hit the gym as often as you’d have liked? Did you get to control allllllllll those sugary cravings? How about those crazy shopping habits? (shopping apps are so dangerous oh my god). Are you getting more sleep? Is your new you a happier person overall?
I myself managed to hit the gym more often that I thought I’d do. Only to discover that there are so reformations taking place and I can’t do any spinning at all, which, to be honest, is killing me a bit. That’s, however, another story for another day!
Surprisingly, I’m also getting more sleep as usual, which is doing wonders for my energy levels and my skin – my sleep circles got so much better!
However, I’m not doing too well on the shopping front. I guess that the amount of shoppings apps I have in my phone right now, combined with my equally-shopping-obsessed bff (who I love LOTS but what a bad influence she is haha) have something to do with it. “It’s okay, it will get better”, I whisper to myself while I open another package. Ooops.
Now, regarding healthy eating: I’ve been having one heck of a good month! I was lucky enough to try out these BodyBoss 12-week Superfood Nutrition Guide and managed to follow it to a T. It wasn’t all that hard though, since all of the meal ideas were really creative AND delicious.
I’m not usually a fan of nutrition guides, if we’re going to be honest with ourselves. Given that I’m a food engineering + nutrition student, I’m super critical with most of them. They’re often too focused on dangerously-low daily menus and a bit of gimmicky eating, especially when “superfoods” are involved. Not gonna lie: that makes me super mad. Truth is: there is no way to follow a healthy lifestyle involving all daily exercise, sufficient sleep and a positive mindset when you’re not eating enough. Period. It might work short-term but that’s just because you’re basically getting dehydrated.
Repeat with me: you don’t have to drastically cut down on calories, there’s absolutely no need to cut down in flavour and under no circumstances are powders intended to replace your meal.
That’s why I was more than pleasantly surprised when I opened the BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide. Not only does it advocate for meals big enough to satisfy yourself AND reach all your fitness goals, but their new Superfood guide actually focus on real superfoods, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and foods which are easily accesible to, and a marvelous addition to your diet. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I actually do like the fancier superfoods, since they can be a fun thing to play with and experiment in the kitchen. However, when it comes to my everyday meals, I always reach for wholesome ingredients, aka the real superfoods: beans, avocado, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onions, green tea, quinoa… You get the idea. Bodyboss Discover Superfoods guide also includes a short, but interesting description of every one of these superfoods, as well as some great guidelines on how to sub some ingredients for a more wholesome version.
When it comes to the recipes featured in these guides, I couldn’t help but notice how creative all of them were. Healthy eating has a rep for being dull and boring, but trust me when I tell you that these recipes are anything but that. I really appreciated the variety of cuisines and the addition of simple ingredients like spices, which can take a meal from “ehhh” to “yeeeeah” in seconds. Plus lots of them were vegan friendly and every single one of them was easily veganized if that’s a concern for you. I’ve actually included a table which I made myself to show you how easy it is to sub ingredients when using the guides. And the recipes turned equally amazing!
I was also super happy to see that there were a lot of more sinful-looking recipes on the guides, such as muffins, pancakes, pizza and other delicious treats. It goes to show that not everything is going to be salads and green smoothies when you’re watching what you eat. Although, for the record, there are a lot of great recipes for salads and smoothies featured too. Gotta love the variety you find in these little books: more than 150 recipes, including lots of snacks for a great post-workout recovery (which, let’s not forget, it’s key to lead a healthy lifestyle). The guides also include lots of tips to meal-prep and make sure you always have healthy food on hand, as well as kitchen hacks, general tips on wholesome eating and reaching all of your fitness goals. I have the physical version, but the guides are also available to download if you’d prefer. Free shipping is included on all orders, however.
This time I decided to show you what I ate for three days, including breakfast, a snack, lunch and dinner. I also had a second snack which was a piece of fruit in uni, but that’s not pictured. As you can see from the pictures, all the meals were varied, colourful and actually delightful. I’ve actually added all of these recipes to my weekly meal plan, even when I’m actually done with the review. I’m also sharing the recipe for the greek yogurt blueberry muffins with you all, since it’s one of my favourites (which my friends and family loved too!).
I really hope you guys enjoyed to review as much as I enjoyed writing it!