The 6 Best Frozen Foods to Make Meal Prep Time a Breeze

The 6 Best Frozen Foods to Make Meal Prep Time a Breeze

If you are working on cutting meal prep and cook time down for busy nights in the week, your best bet is to keep frozen foods on hand so you can whip up a hearty meal in no time. And that means you can also save time and energy by forgoing those extra trips to the grocery store—something that isn’t super encouraged during the recent COVID-19 outbreak especially. Not only do frozen foods have a longer shelf life, where they can last up to months and years even, but also they can make meal prepping in the week way easier, since you know what you’ll be eating and have it right inside and ready at home. Whether you are simply re-heating and digging in, or letting something thaw a bit to then cook, you will save valuable time and effort in the kitchen. (Always helpful, right?) Here are the best... Read More
5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Exerciser

5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Exerciser

We get it—it can be hard to wipe the sleep from your eyes and get into that exercise mindset right upon waking up. And if you’re one to hit the snooze button a few too many times that morning, spin or HIIT class will seem impossible. Yet, it’s a great idea to get moving and sweat it out in the morning—that way you can check off that workout for the day and start your day with some good energy and that faster metabolism. There are so many times when work gets in the way of an evening workout. That commute might take longer than expected, you might get hit with another project, or co-workers might tempt you into heading into happy hour instead of that class you had booked. And sometimes you’re just plain old tired after a long day. Here are a few ways to train yourself into becoming... Read More
Competition Prep and Coronavirus | The Bloq

Competition Prep and Coronavirus | The Bloq

Many of our fans are fitness competitors. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the world of bodybuilding and physique competition, it requires months upon months of hard work and dedication. Lexie Clarke and Francisco Cicila are two Quest employees who have been undergoing that same rigorous training. From adhering to a very strict diet plan and hitting the gym two to three times a day in order to be ready for the stage, it was a full-time job on top of a full-time job. Like many of you Questies, we’re coping with the realities of coronavirus and what it means for our personal and professional goals. We originally planned to share Lexie and Francisco’s journey with you, from their early days of preparation through ramping up for competition to the final results. Then everything changed. But just because gyms and fitness competitions are closed or cancelled across the... Read More
The Best Pre-Workout Snacks to Eat Based on Time of Day

The Best Pre-Workout Snacks to Eat Based on Time of Day

If you are getting a workout in, what you eat before definitely matters. Why? Because food acts as fuel, so you can give that workout your all. You need to feel energized, awake, and ready to sweat it out and push yourself, and if you feel starved and low in energy or too weighed down and full, you won’t be able to perform as well as you’d like to. And that defeats the whole purpose of booking that spin session or whipping out those gym clothes! And while the same nutrients for pre-workout grub apply no matter the time of day (think some complex carbs with a slight bit of fiber, a bit of sugar or sodium, and a little bit of protein and good fats to fill you up and settle the belly without overdoing it), the types of foods you are eating might differ a bit. Here’s a... Read More
How Much Sugar Is Hiding in Your Breakfast? More Than You Think

How Much Sugar Is Hiding in Your Breakfast? More Than You Think

How much sugar are you eating at breakfast? It’s probably more than you think. With tons of sugary breakfast options like pancakes, waffles, doughnuts, and sugar-coated cereal, it’s clear that many Americans love to get the day started with a sweet treat. But even those who opt for healthier options may be getting far more sugar than they think. Research shows that the average American breakfast contains more sugar than any other single macronutrient like protein, fiber, or complex carbs. Despite the trend towards higher-protein, lower-sugar breakfasts, as a nation, we’re still consuming loads of the sweet stuff — sometimes unwittingly. “People are still eating a lot of sugar in the morning, and people are getting a lot of sugar from so-called healthy breakfasts,” explains researcher Heather Leidy, Ph.D., associate professor of nutritional sciences and pediatrics at the University of Texas, Austin, who studies meal quality, and the impact of... Read More