You might not know this but I have logged almost everything I’ve eaten since February. It sounds like it would drive you absolutely bonkers, doesn’t it? But the truth is, I got used to it. And writing it down everyday I no longer really attach moral values of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ to what I eat on a given day. Some days are more in line with my goals for sure, but I’m just less emotionally affected by one particular day. One of the questions I got asked when I started this blog every day in November business was what I ate and why I ate it.
So I’ve decided to do a day where I do multiple workouts because that’s probably more typical than any other kind of day!
4am: Alarm goes off. I KNOW. I’m also really used to this and I was in bed at 9pm. I have overnight oats, pretty much as soon as I get up. (27g carbs, 7g fat, 12g protein). The priority here is to top up my carb levels before my workout. I like the overnight oats because it is super quick first thing in the morning and I don’t have to prepare anything. For pre-workout carbs I find that oats sits really well in my tummy too.
4:30am I’m on my way to Crossfit now and I’m drinking a pre-workout drink. I have about a half serve of True Protein‘s pre-workout. It is basically amino acids and caffeine. The caffeine is a bonus, but the amino acids are there to help me build muscle when I get to my session. (7g protein)
5-6am: Crossfit Workout.
6:00am: Post-Workout drink. I get True Protein’s lean post-workout. The priority is to have protein immediately after the session to facilitate recovery and muscle repair. (31g protein, 3g carbs)
6:15am: Go for a run. As this is on a Crossfit day it would usually be an easy paced run.
6:45am: Bulk Nutrients BCAA recovery drink with added electrolytes. Again this is just to aid recovery and rehydration. (12g protein)
7:30am: Get home and have breakfast. Second breakfast is the best. It might be porridge from rolled oats and honey (25g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 3g protein). The aim here is to eat breakfast within 90 minutes of finishing my run. I’d follow that up with a cup of coffee. My preference is for Norco Barista Milk because it is delicious (9g carbohydrates, 6g fat, 6g protein)
10:30am: Snack of coconut loaf with butter (8g carbohydrates, 17g fat, 6g protein) and a coffee (9g carbohydrates, 6g fat, 6g protein)
12:30pm: Lunch time! Would usually have a quick stir fry of peas, mushrooms and broccoli (12g carbohydrates, 4g fat, 9g protein) with a 1/2 cup of basmati rice (20g carbohydrates, 3g protein)
2:00pm Pre-workout before weights session (7g protein)
2:15pm – 3:00pm Weights session
3:00pm Two protein balls (6g carbohydrates, 8g fat, 24g protein) and coffee (9g carbohydrates, 6g fat, 6g protein)
6:00pm: Yep, I’m an early eater! Baked potato with cauliflower, garlic and mushrooms fried up with butter. (45g carbohydrates, 4g fat, 8g protein) The priority with this is to have a carbohydrate heavy dinner so my carbohydrate levels are still going to be pretty high the next morning.
7:00pm: Frozen raspberries and peanut butter. I like something a bit sweet after dinner. (10g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 4g protein)
Totals for the day: 183 grams of carbohydrates, 65g fat, 142g protein.