My Current Eating Plan
1/2 cup raw oats
2 scoops Chocolate Protein Shake
Cup of coffee
2 scoops Protein Shake in water
150g Fillet Chicken
1 (BIG ASS) Salad
(Every now-and-again) Add 2 slices Whole-wheat toast/Rye Panini
Yoghurt (plain, fat-free), Peanut butter and 2 scoops Protein Shake mix
150g chicken/ 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg-scrambled
Lots of vegetables
150g Sweet potato chips
I eat like this most days however I try not to stay too rigid because I then associate my eating with being on a ‘diet’ and when I have the opportunity to ‘cheat’ I eat myself into a food coma and all my effort is wasted. My eating plan is then varied and adapted to what I need at the time (obviously- I don’t need things like sugar, etc. and neither do you!) Sometimes I will include a protein bar, when I am craving something a little sweet and different. I also include carbs in my diet (they are not the enemy!) Ultimately, I go about how I feel. When I am extra hungry I will add some carbs and if not then I will rather leave it out.
At the end-of-the day it is all about balance. I have been on to many diets that are impossible to maintain and quite frankly, leave me miserable. So find your balance and what is sustainable for YOU. Obviously, make sound choices with you eating; we already know what they are- no sugar, no refined/white products, less diet cooldrinks and smaller portions, etc. Read up and choose the best plan that suits you and your needs and again, ice-cream is not a need it’s a ‘cheat’ ;)
The following is a guest post by Bret Hamilton of Constant Forward Progress:
Sugary Cereals, Packaged pancakes, muffins, etc. are all the foods on the what-not-to-eat at breakfast list.