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.
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.