Below is a list of recommended products that my husband or I personally use.
We use this spiralizer to make fast healthy dishes such as Low Carb Pad Thai with Chicken. Works great for making vegetable “noodles”. A must have for the Take Shape For Life Kitchen!
They are extremely powerful, and cut through ice or frozen fruit.
Post Workout Recovery Supplements
HALF (three squares) of Clif Shot Bloks are what I use immediately after a hard workout. My muscles need the sugar to recover, and the type of sugar used here will go straight to feed my muscles. My favorite flavors are strawberry and cran-razz.
Amino acids work great as a post workout recovery drink, so that my muscles will not be as sore the next day. I’ve also found it helpful to take Amino Energy to curb my hunger pains between Medifast meals. At just 10 calories per serving, it makes a big impression without throwing me off plan.
I’ve purchased many different brands of protein powder for my husband, who is into CrossFit. He says that Syntha-6 is by far the best tasting. This particular powder can also be used as a meal replacement, but please note that this is not 5-and-1 Medifast compliant.
Water Bottles and Mixer Bottles
Camelbak Eddy Bottle 0.75-Liter/24-Ounce
These are my favorite water bottles, and I own several of them. They are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, durable, and BPA free. I drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day. And when I am losing weight, I drink half of my body weight in ounces. For example, I weigh 150 lbs, so that is 75 ounces of water per day that I need to drink.
BlenderBottle Classic Shaker Bottle, 28-ounce, Blue (2-Pack)
We bought this two pack of mixer bottles recently, and they work great both for Medifast shakes or for my husband’s protein shakes.
Workout Equipment For Home
We have a medicine ball or “wall ball” at home, and we use it quite often for at-home workouts. One thing I like to do is hold it above my head while doing lunges. Another exercise, that my husband and I do together, are partner wall ball sit ups. The 20 lb is the standard size used in CrossFit, but we recommend going lighter for beginners.
CrossFit has made the jump rope popular again, and it works great for cardio. This is the one I purchased for my husband. He used this rope when getting started with “single unders”, and he’s now made it a goal to master the difficult “double unders“.
We have one of these hanging in our closet doorway, in our master bedroom. Since we walk under it every day, it’s a great reminder to do a set of pull ups, or to do a 30 second Hanging Iso L – Sit.
We’ve found that using these resistance bands are a great way to add variety into our strength training routines. They’ve also helped us with some rehabilitation exercises, from minor injuries. And, they are a great way to do some stretching and mobility movements. This set includes five bands of varying resistance: Five bands of varying resistance: Yellow = 2-to-4 pounds, Blue = 4-to-6 pounds, Green = 10-to-12 pounds, Black = 15-to-20 pounds, and Red = 25-to-30 pounds.
I use a foam roller both at the gym, and I have one at home. It’s great for working the knots out of my muscles after a workout