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Steak (Ba-Dum-Tss) Your Territory!

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N​o matter how hard we work in class, it’s what we eat that is the largest determining factor of our fitness. In fact, most experts agree that diet accounts for 70% to 80% of how our physique looks. You’ve heard it before: abs are made in the kitchen.

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It seems unfair doesn’t it?

We just about kill ourselves in class enduring the whip of double-unders; thumping our bodies to the mat with each burpee; struggling to lock the barbell overhead one more time before the clock runs out…

We do all that, but it’s our choices at the dinner table that determine much of the way we look and feel.

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In many ways, making healthy choices is more difficult than a brutal CrossFit workout. In the gym we have a plan, a coach, and all our friends there for support. We do that once a day (if we’re really good), but we eat at least three times a day without a coach and without a room full of cheering supporters. 

Fitness personalities will tell you, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” They mean if you don’t take the time to prepare healthy meals and have them ready, you’re likely to make less-than-ideal choices when you’re hungry. That’s true but can we be blamed? The food industry spends infinite time and money to make the not-so-good foods hard to quit, and those foods are always available, quick, and convenient. 

We want to make healthy choices, but we have active lives outside of our health regiment. Unlike a fitness personality, this is not our full time job. We don’t have time to spend a whole Sunday prepping meals in our active wear. But what if there was a way to automate good choices?

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I​n his book Atomic Habits, James Clear argues to focus on systems instead of goals. 

Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results.

He points out that winners and losers have the same goals, but one party sets systems in place that will ensure the winning outcome. Little improvements that compound over time give one side an edge. Better yet, building rituals that automate good habits make all the difference. 

So what if we take the guess work out our healthy eating plan?

What if we remove the struggle of willpower just few times a week? What could a few more healthy meals a day or a week do for our waistline, our energy, our performance in the gym, and our fitness goals?

You may have noticed the Territory Foods fridge in the back of the gym. Territory Foods offers healthy meals in every category from paleo and keto to whole 30, and Mediterranean. Each meal is chef-crafted and made with your goals in mind. For instance, on the low fat menu you’ll find BBQ pulled pork with sweet potatoes and coleslaw. 581 calories total; 16 grams of fat, 71 grams of carbohydrates, and 42 grams of protein. Or how about a chicken and quinoa dish by Chef Dean on the Mediterranean list? Grilled chicken and fluffy quinoa served with carrots, cilantro, sesame, scallions, served with green beans and scallion-basil vinaigrette. 614 calories, 32 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbohydrates, and 48 grams of protein.

Territory meals can be delivered to your home or to our gym, and shipping to our gym is always free. As gym members, use the code GYMPICKUP for $75 off across three weeks. Meals range from $13.95 to $16.95 – not all that different from the price tag on any lunch out. The difference is when you pay $14.95 for the carne asada dish with sweet potato wedges and bell peppers, you can be sure that you’re within your ideal macros, low-fat plan, whole 30 challenge, or any other specifications you desire. What’s more, the ingredients are thoughtfully selected; they’re high quality, non-gmo and from local farmers utilizing sustainable practices.

Every week there are more than 50 new meals to choose from. All are made fresh and free of refined sugars, gluten, and dairy. Why not give our partner Territory Foods a try for a while? Use the discount code and see how your health can change when you automate beneficial meals into your weekly routine. No cooking, no cleaning, no guess work, and no struggle with willpower. Just tasty foods that are easy to enjoy, nourish your body, and propel you to your fitness goals whatever they may be. 

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