JOIN THE #800gCHALLENGE®

Fit on Shift has partnered up with Simplified Nutrition and OptimizeMe Nutrition to bring you the #800gChallenge!

WHAT IS IT?

The #800gChallenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition. Eat 800 grams (g) of fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, per day. 

No foods are eliminated, but only fruits and veggies count toward the 800g. Eat the fruits and veggies or your choice. Hit the macros you want.

Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as a standalone and unprocessed fruit or vegetable, you can count it. Yep, that’s it! Here’s a one-sheet with all the rules.

So why 800g? It’s associated with increased health and is a simplified way to hit those recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Read more here.

DATES

August 1 – August 28, 2019

SIGN-UP

You can register here:
SN800gchallenge2019.wodifyrise.com

Facebook Live

We will host a FB Live on Fit on Shift & Simplified Nutrition to go over the rules and answer any questions you may have.

COST

$32/person

SCORING

We will be using Wodify Rise to log scores and leaderboard throughout the challenge. More info on scoring can be found here.

PRIZES

Cash prizes plus some other fun goodies.

Easy Snacks to Get You to Morning

Night shift sucks. Sometimes. A lot of the time.
We’re bored, we’re tired, we’re sick of cleaning up after day shift. The vending machine lights shine bright like a diamond in that darkly lit hallway. It’s 2am and you’ve eaten all the food you’ve brought, you’re grouchy and want to sleep so you’re pretty much out of options right?
I get it. Sometimes you just need a candy bar. But for the times when you want to stay awake and away from the vending machine, here are three great  (healthy) snack ideas.

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Don’t feel like you have to eat boring yogurt. Remember dirt cups as a kid? The chocolate pudding, the crushed cookies, the random gummy worms. This is your adult version (I won’t tell if you decide to add gummy worms, promise.) Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as normal yogurt making it a great choice for keeping you awake and full all night. Add in dark chocolate for caffeine, berries for fiber and chia seeds to keep you full. Using a mason jar makes these portable and convenient to pack.

Substitute fruit for your liking or what is in season. The only rule is there are no rules.

Easy Fruit Salad

Fructose excites the neurotransmitters responsible for keeping you awake in your brain. Eating fruit while on nights can help you perk up without the crash of sugar laden treats. Add in the fiber to keep you full and the citrus to also perk you up and this makes for a great snack. This should last several days.

2 Cups Watermelon
2 Cups Grapes
1 Cup Strawberries
1 Cup Apples
2–3 Tbsp honey
juice and zest of of 1 lime

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to coat. The longer this sits, the juicer this will be. Make sure you pack it in a container with a tight lid!

Easily peeled eggs make us happy too.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Eggs are one of the best, complete foods we can eat. Plenty of balanced protein to fat ratio to keep us satisfied and full. Want perfectly peelable eggs every time? Here’s my not so secret method:

1. Bring eggs to room temperature. This is important, otherwise they will crack and make a mess in the pot.
2. Bring large pot of water to boil
3. Add eggs to boiling water, reduce to simmer for 13 minutes.
4. Immediately remove eggs and place in ice bath for 5 minutes.
5. Peel right away and enjoy or store in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to keep them in the shell and peel later, that also works!

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Protein Waffles

So last weekend my kids had a ballet recital and we wanted breakfast. Blah blah blah no one fucking cares Karen. Here’s the recipe:

1/2 C low fat cottage cheese
1/2 C old fashioned oats
2 eggs
4.5T egg whites
splash of vanilla
sprinkle of salt

Add everything in a blender and mix until it reaches a batter consistency. Fill your waffle iron HALF full (seriously, don’t overfill…its a mess) and cook for 3-4 minutes. These kick the dick off packaged protein waffles. Top with fruit, walden farm syrups, chicken, whatever your heart desires.

417 Calories – 34C | 15F | 38P