So my question this week to Robert is: Is there anything to do differently with my diet when I'm sick or absolutely cannot workout?
We also talk about how we know what we're burning in a workout. Here's a handy calculator I found, that even tells you how many calories you burn brushing your teeth.
Robert commands: Focus on water intake. Drink about a gallon per day (128 ounces).
This one is an approximation, but so so good!
Makes 4 side dish portions.
3/4 lb brussels sprouts, bottoms trimmed
4 whole sprigs fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, oregano, or combination of those)
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon salt
4 strips of lemon peel
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Splash of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a wide skillet (one that has a lid) add water until it is about 1/4 to 1/3 inch deep. Add the brussels sprouts, herbs, garlic, salt, and lemon peel. Cover and bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 - 6 minutes.
Uncover and poke one of the sprouts with a fork. If the fork goes in but still has some resistance, you're good to go. With the cover off, turn the heat to high, and boil until the water evaporates.
Once the water is gone, bring the heat down to medium and add maple syrup, tossing the brussels to lightly coat. Cook 1 - 3 minutes until there is a little browning on the sprouts. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and squeeze in a little lemon juice. Discard herbs, lemon peel, and garlic cloves. Serve.