My Top 10 Foods

One of my avid followers (hi, dad) asked for this, and I vowed to deliver, so here is my list of top 10 food recommendations.

  • Grass-fed beef: I’m such a believer in this I started a food truck around the concept. Gotta be No. l in my book.
  • Free range or omega 3 eggs: Preferably free range, but omega 3 is better than your run-of-the-mill $2/dozen variety. You’ll know a good egg from an average one – the yolk will be a vibrant orange.
  • Blueberries: Nutrient packed and they taste good too, and let’s be honest taste is important here! Try to buy organic. The frozen bagged version is fine, actually better in some cases (if buying out of season etc.)
  • Grapefruit: Always been one of my favourites based on taste alone, but lots of health benefits along with it. Read some of those here)
  • Heavy cream: Better believe it! A tsp of this in your coffee is better than downing a half gallon of skim milk. You don’t get the insulin response with full fat cream. Drop the half-and-half and get with the program)
  • Oatmeal: Mom was right! Eat it up.
  • Jasmine Rice: Forget brown rice and the digestive issues that go with it. Jasmine holds the moisture, tastes good, and makes for an ideal post-exercise meal!
  • Sweet Potato: Another nutrition powerhouse that tastes good if you get creative with it. Pan fry some home cut fries or sprinkle it with cinnamon. My personal fave: mashed sweet pots with coconut oil drizzled on top.
  • Now for the fun stuff:

    • Ice cream: Let’s be real, here. I don’t eat clean all the time – I eat ice cream!
    • Waffles/pancakes/syrup: I like waffles. I like pancakes. I like syrup. And I especially like all three at once on top of one another in a sexgasm (yep – made that up) of delight. OK, fine, some smart-ass is going to say this is three in one, effectively making this a top 12 list. This is my blog and this counts as one. No one wants to read a “top 12” list. Not nearly the same.


    Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.