Meet Team Tilapia!

These guys are not pro athletes they are just average Joe’s like you and me but they take their fitness and their nutrition seriously. They come from different walks of life as well as training. We’ve asked them to team up at OCR events this season to test themselves and overcome challenges, together.

 

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Clean Tilapia

Today’s consumer is highly educated and they are more and more concerned about what they are putting in their bodies.  They’re constantly looking at where their food is coming from, how it was raised, what it was fed, and most importantly how the macros shake out.  Macros are the three macronutrient components of all food; Carbs, fat, and protein. In a world full or Keto, paleo, and other eating regiments, clean sources of protein have become king.

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Raising the Bar

Meet Erin Kelly. Erin currently holds three world amateur powerlifting records with the International Powerlifting Association, and has her sights set on setting a few more. This 34-year-old competed last March at Ultimate Athletics in Ithaca, N.Y., where she squatted 385 lbs and deadlifted an astounding 480 lbs. Her total weight for the meet was 1045 lbs. Let that sink in. 1,045 lbs.

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Cooking Tilapia

We always want to exercise caution when it comes to cooking meats and seafood. With land protein, it’s easy to tell when it’s cooked, since it turns from pink to brown. When it comes to seafood, it’s not always about coloration, but more about texture. Keep these simple tips in mind and you won’t have to worry about over cooking or under cooking your tilapia.

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Buying Tilapia

You’re at the supermarket, thinking about what you’ll have for dinner tonight. A white, flaky fish would be a great option for a lean and healthy protein the whole family can enjoy. Something mild, like tilapia, would really hit the spot; you can use a bold sauce to bring out any zests you would like. Plus it’s a very budget-friendly fish. But how do you know the tilapia you’re buying is fresh, and whether or not it’s high quality? Here are a few pointers.

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