Spring Nutrition

I was hiking through the woods with 2 of my 3 boys here on the Northshore of Lake Travis over the weekend on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

The warm breeze carried the scent of Mountain Laurel blossoms which smell like Grape flavored soda pop.

This is a signal that Spring is not far away.

As we move towards Spring, I think about nutrition even more than I normally do.  I know that bathing suit weather is not far away and I enjoy the annual challenge of getting lean.

 

So here is my current daily menu:

Meal 1 – Whey protein drink (Optimum Nutrition)

Meal 2 – Omelette made with 2 whole eggs, 7 egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, onions and a tiny amount of jack cheese.

2/3 cup of oats (mixture of rolled oats and steel cut oats mixed with water, stevia and cinnamon)

Meal 3 – Grilled Chicken (or steak), sweet potato, mixed vegetables

Meal 4 – Apple (Fuji)

Meal 5 – Raw Almonds (about 20)

Meal 6 – Dinner (beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, salad, vegetable kabobs or some type of veg)

Meal 7 – Protein Drink

Here’s the nutritional breakdown of a typical day.

Fat 98.1g 32.5%
Saturated Fat 19g
Sodium 2,654.2mg
Carbohydrates 196.9g 29%
Fiber 26.3g
Sugars 26.8g
Protein 262g 38.6%

I try to keep sodium around 2000mg (which helps me to not get bloated), carbs around 200grams, protein over 200 grams.

The fats are mostly healthy fats – almonds, avocados, Muscle Milk protein drink.

 

Resources:
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound

CytoSport Muscle Milk, Chocolate, 2.47 Pound

 

 

 

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