Jason’s First Nutrition Plan Post
This is my first post regarding my nutrition plan and what I normally eat. The problem for me has always been inconsistency with my diet. I’ve always been on key with my protein shake meals because those are easy (shake post workout, another one between lunch and dinner, and another before bed). But I have not been as strict in my whole food regimen. That’s changing meow (I’m sorry, but did you just say meow?).
Part of it for me is I don’t compete in bodybuilding (and really don’t have a desire to, though I admire those who do), so I have no reason to get on some extreme diet. I lift weights simply because I love lifting weights, and I enjoy the long list of benefits that come from that. I don’t eat crappy, and my nutrition has been ok for the most part, but these past couple of weeks I’ve tightened up my diet. An important note is this diet plan is what I stick to during the week. On the weekends my wife and I do eat out quite a bit, but we’re not eating junk food. However, my weekend diet is far less strict.
Jason’s During the Week Lean Muscle Diet
4:30AM – 1 scoop of whey protein (I also take my pre workout drink at this time)
6:50AM – post workout shake: 2 scoops of whey, milk, 1 banana, some mixed dark berries, 1 teaspoon of local honey
8:00AM – 3-4 whole eggs with grits, 2 servings of oatmeal (will sometimes sub the oatmeal for a pop tart on leg or back day)
11:30AM – 6-8 ounces of lean ground beef with a sweet potato
3:30PM – 2 scoops of whey with milk, 1 banana, 1 teaspoon of all natural peanut butter
6:00PM – 1 whole chicken breast with 2 red potatoes and a carrot
9:00PM – 2 scoops of whey with milk
Basically, that’s six meals (I don’t count my scoop of whey in the morning as a meal, although that does count as getting nutrition in your body). I’m actually eating less overall calories as I was before because I’m skipping out on a lot of extra calories I wasn’t aware that I was getting when I wasn’t monitoring my diet as closely. I’d really like to replace my 3:30PM shake with another whole food meal. And when I work from home, I’ll do that I’ll replace with a meal similar to my lunch and dinner meals). But the days I’m in the office it’s easier to just have a shake at that time.
There are a few things I’d like to point out about eating this way. I feel so much better overall; I have more energy throughout the day, I don’t require as much sleep and I sleep better, and despite cutting some calories, my strength is still up. My workouts are more intense too, and I’m starting to notice some changes in my body and muscles.
Again, my weekends are more relaxed but I don’t go over the edge with crappy foods. We may do Vietnamese food, which I get pork and rice. Or we may do Argentinean food which I’ll get a churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce and plantains. We also eat at a local Mexican restaurant and I’ll have some sort of meat with rice, and I’ll splurge on some chips and salsa. We may have pizza once a week as well.
Anyway, that’s the basis on my nutrition plan during the week. Like I said, I’m not a competitor so I’m not going for any extreme diet plans here. I’m just wanting to bring out a little more muscle definition and keep a stricter diet during the week. I’m happy with the results so far.
Train with Passion,