So this is pretty much bang on from a macro standpoint, for my goals at the moment. Dinner wasn’t as big as I’d like it to be. But the issue with dinner was that it was Tapas with one of my women. Admittedly, I had to guess the calories here, as I honestly have no idea. I don’t think it was to many though judging by my weigh in the next day.
The protein shake saved me here from a protein standpoint. I knew I was going out with her later for some Spanish food, so I followed my own advice and planned ahead by getting my protein up as soon as humanly possible. There will have been jack-all in the tapas.
Higher fat and lower carb today. Again, despite what the foolish fad diet followers on Twitter will say, as longas you hit your fat minimums and you’re in a calorie deficit, fats and carbs are largely inter-changeable. This is also assuming you’re eating both ‘clean’ carbs, and ‘clean’ fats.
Ground beef, eggs and avocado has to be one of my favourite meal #1’s. Tastes great and easily gets loads of protein down you. Then it was the typical bodybuilder ‘bro’ meal for meal #2.
210g od protein today – again, the protein shake at mid-day really boosts the hell out of my intake. I don’t actually need this much but it really keeps me full across the 24 hour period.
I realised I hadn’t had any omega 3’s in a while, so I had some tuna at meal #1. Then I changed it up a little with some turkey steaks (very tasty actually), rice and veg.
Much lower carb and higher fat day today (still on-point with calories though), and this is largely down to me getting greedy and having two avocados at meal #1 (had the first as a snack, technically). I love avocados.
Here’s the ideal meal #2: Liver & onion, plus I add garlic, herbs, cheese & bbq sauce to make it taste better. It’s VERY high protein, low calories to only have liver and onion, and it’s ridiculously cheap(!) The catch is that it doesn’t taste great. So you add some garlic, herbs, cheese and bbq sauce. It’s great. And you’ll get ripped.
I had an insane 279g of protein today, by accident. Boy can you tell the difference – I was full as hell all day. What was the secret? Chicken & eggs as meal #1, liver & onion at meal #2. Holy crap. I urge you to do this yourself and tell me you’re still hungry in the evening…you won’t be.
I’ve even ‘barcoded’ the back of the packages of all these ingredients so it’s super-accurate. They are from Tesco/Lidl in the UK, so I would search around the grocery stores in the US and find foods as close as possible to the above. If you can’t find it in person, shop online. There are infinite options online these days.
Again, a big 245g protein day today, not exactly on purpose. I just haven’t felt the need to ‘allow’ myself more carbs/fats (depending on the day), as energy, strength, sleep and happiness levels have still been really high. I need to be careful with evening carbs though, and make sure I’m still getting enough to sleep well on.
My first ‘official’ low carb day (by my definition of <100g). I don’t like doing this too often though unless I need to, so I will be keeping it a little higher from now on, until I’m forced to drop them lower.
I’m really beginning to like this liver and onion meal – very quick and efficient, VERY healthy and filling, and it tastes decent once you’ve added herbs and spices, and also cheese plus sauces. I’ve also started adding broccoli too.