This community is awesome, you guys have been so helpful on every thing I've posted so far. Now I have a quick question that's more for my spouse than myself: he is deployed and only has access to a fridge and a microwave. He can go out to the DFAC (cafeteria) and to restaurants on the base, but he would rather buy groceries to eat due to the weird hours of deployment and as a means to save money. He's been going to the gym daily doing both cardio and strength training. On top of that he's working twelve hour shifts where he is standing for almost the entirety of those shifts. Like me, he was eating OMAD and we weren't very concerned with calories when we ate. He didn't go to the gym prior to deployment, only did his hour or hour and a half of PT (physical training) during the week. But, like me, his goal has been to burn a little fat and be in better shape (for future PT tests and for himself). He's unsure of what to eat. He has a minifridge and a microwave that he shares with other people. What are some foods that you all would suggest to make sure he is getting adequate nutrition and staying full throughout the day? Prior to him leaving, I know his cholesterol was high. So, I am worried about that as well.
I sent a care package and it had dried mango (lots of sodium and sugar... I know), dried pineapple, Cliff Bars, beef jerky, propel mix, "men's health" nut mix, and a couple pieces of chocolate. (A few other things, but I forget.)
He had been telling me he's been buying uncle ben's microwavable rice.
Things that I think would be good for him to buy:
• Greek Yogurt
• Kashi Go Lean Original Cereal
• Beef Jerky
• Tuna Packets
What I'm sure he is buying:
• Skim Milk
• Protein Powder (Idk what brand)
• White Bread
• Deli Meat
• Ready Rice
Again, stressing that he is more active and only has access to the fridge and microwave, what foods would you all suggest?