XO: the Crossover Meal
The XO Meal is comprised of protein (fatty or lean) + good fats + good carbs + non-starchy veggies.
Where S and E are “either or” with fats and carbs, and FP is “neither,” XO is “both.” This isn’t off-plan, but it also isn’t particularly weight-loss friendly since it is offering your body both carbs and fats for fuel simultaneously. An XO meal at times is just fine, though. It can surprise your body and even be a good thing to rev your metabolism! Have a look at the E page and S page and combine to create crossovers.
If your spouse and/or kids are at a healthy weight, you might want to feed them more crossovers than S or E meals, and they probably don’t need any Fuel Pulls! Serving them crossovers can be as simple as adding rice or bread to an S meal, adding cheese to an E meal, or upgrading their yogurt from non-fat to full fat.
Also, if YOU are at or near goal weight, or pregnant or nursing, you will benefit from more crossovers.
A few XO meals I enjoy, just to give you an idea what that looks like on a plate:
• 2 slices sprouted or sourdough toast with butter and 2 poached eggs
• Chili loaded with beans and with sour cream and cheese
• Sourdough waffles with bacon and cheese baked in (yum!)
• Beef barley vegetable soup
• beef and broccoli stir-fry over brown rice
Please Note: I am not an authorized Trim Healthy Mama coach or blogger, although I play one in fiction…