Wednesday, March 2, 2011
My Nutrition Plan (Non-Lifting Days) and some other stuff...
I detailed my current diet for lifting days here, check it out if you haven't already. I surprisingly have had a lot of energy since conforming to this type of eating approach. I have always thought that not having breakfast would be difficult and I would not have energy I need while training my clients in the morning. I was wrong- I actually feel more awake, alert, and in a great mood.
After I posted my last blog on Facebook, One of my old college teammates, Paul Goodman, sent me a message, which I thought was an awesome statement relating to nutrition- "Honestly, I hate the discussion of nutrition more-so than discussing religion. Problem is too many lay people who use no scientific/evidence based information".
Paul is right, there is a lot of so-called "nutrition gurus" out there that claim what they do and preach is the right way and the only way to do things. Paul actually lent me the first book I read pertaining to physique altering nutrition, Bodyopus by Dan Duchaine.
This book really opened my eyes to the approaches of extreme dieting for drastic results. The book contained a very radical strategy for fat loss that a lot of today's diets somewhat resemble. (By the way Paul, I did return the book! I think Blaine P has it )
When it comes to nutrition, I am not an expert. I wish I knew more science based information. It is a fascinating subject area that can change a persons physique and improve a persons health just about more than anything else.
I do know enough to produce significant results when it comes to physical improvements, and I am gaining knowledge one day at a time.
There is no best diet plan. Nothing works for everyone. Anything works for some people. Nothing works forever. Everything is good for something.
It's your choice what advice you want to follow, just make sure you take time and look deeply into the way you choose to eat with your health and longevity in mind.
Okay then. Here is my diet set up for non lifting days.
3:45 Wake up, Drink Big Glass of water, take green tea capsule, Acetyl L-Carnitine
4:00 Perform mini-warm up. 10 reverse lunges, 10 band pull aparts, 10 T-Push ups (2 sets)
4:15 Drink Greens+
4:35 Coffee w/Cinnamon
8:00 Meal 1 - Grass fed Sirloin Fillet, Broccoli and Cauliflower, 1 organic apple (2 fish oil)
11:30 Meal 2 Big Greens Salad, 2 chicken Breasts, Olive Oil, 1 serving of almonds (2 fish oil)
2:30 Meal 3 - (shake) 2 scoops whey/casein protein
6:15 Meal 4 - 2 organic eggs, 1 cup egg whites, lots of spinach, cooked in coconut oil (2 fish oil)
Very few carbs. Not too many calories. I felt great yesterday.
Only time will tell how this is going to work, so far I'm good. If I get better as the week goes on, I will be thoroughly impressed.