Well, this is a lil’ overdue BUT I can explain why! I had all intentions of making this a ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ post and I was doing really damn well… then l I decided to go to the gym and meet my friends straight after for an hour long walk, with no food. I legit got home, made my dinner, inhaled that dinner and realized after my last bite that I, in fact did not take a photo (gosh flippin darn it). So here we are, 3 days later because I finally had the same dinner as I did Wednesday night and took a photo (hurrrraah).
As I mentioned in my last update, my total amount of calories were lowered this week which means a ton of volume foods that make me feel full without the excess calories. Now when I say volume foods, I mean things like spinach, asparagus, zucchini (preps best friend), cucumber, capsicum, basically heaps of different leafy vegetables virtually worth nothing unless you actually sit there and eat cucumbers by the dozen (I know there is someone out there). They fill up your bowl and make it seem like you are eating a meal fit for your whole family which helps a whole lot with satiation, a key thing to consider in contest preparation in my opinion. So without further a do, here we have what I ate 7 weeks out from my show!
Breakfast: 1 whole egg, 1 serve of Puregg whites, alfafa sprouts, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, cottage cheese and sugar-free tomato sauce with a Nespresso coffee on the side with around 70ml skim milk.
I then went to the gym and did my cardio. I will add in here that the days I have off (last week was Monday – Friday) I will split my sessions when I have both weights and cardio as I find this easier for me to put 100%! This is just what works for me.
Snack: Regular skim latte with an equal from my favourite coffee shop! I also took one into my brother because I’m the best sister in the world.
Lunch: Giant turkey & mayonnaise salad. The base was spinach and alfafa sprouts and was topped with carrot, pumpkin, tomato, cucumber, soy asparagus, avocado, natural beetroot (aka BOMB), zucchini and red cabbage sprinkled with a ton of dill (herb not Rugrats character, Kyle).
Snack: Popcorn and my pineapple green tea (ritual).
Pre-workout: The Bar Counter protein bar. These things are absolutely delicious and 132 calories in total. I had 3/4 scoop of my C4 with this as well and then went and did my weights.
Post workout/Dinner: Zucchini noodles, Macro pasta sauce, 1 serve of Kraft cheese, 100g extra lean pork mince (woolworths brand), 100g pumpkin, 60g mushrooms and 100g asparagus all cooked/chopped up and thrown into a delicious bowl!
Post dinner: Caramel oats, 10g Maple peanut butter, 1 serve whipped cream in a can and pancake syrup.
Other snacks: ‘Jelly Lite’ raspberry/vanilla flavour is bomb and I had this after my oats, green apple Xtend which I drank throughout the day and I also had a Powerade Zero and a glass of Coke Zero (haters come at me).
If you couldn’t tell by now, I feel better having bigger meals and less snacks due to personal preference. You can also probably see that I prefer to have the bulk amount of my calories post-workout and usually go to bed with a full stomach which is again, due to personal preference. What you should take away for yourselves though… FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! I only put up these posts because they are the most requested and I think people find it interesting to watch how things have changed food-wise from beginning to now. It is in no way saying you should eat 4 big meals and limit your snacks, heck I know people out there who snack consistently all day and have lots and lots of smaller meals! Trial and error ya’ll.
This week there WILL be a ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ posted on the Thursday (gives me time to put it together). But in the meantime, if you guys have any questions/requests feel free to shoot me an email! You can reach me here on > firstname.lastname@example.org OR send me a Facebook message! I am always happy to have a chat and take on board some recipe suggestions of topics you guys want an opinion on!
Until next time…
(p.s how freakin’ huge is my puppy getting?)