Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Food Plan

Basic guideline for eating around workouts:

BEFORE
complex carbs &
light protein

IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
simple carbs
 
WORKOUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER
simple carbs &
light protein
AFTER
complex carbs &
light heavy protein
BETWEEN
complex carbs &
heavy protein

Immediately before/after means within 45 minutes, before/after means within 1-3 hours, and between means more than 3 hours before or after workouts. Ish.

With mostly evening workouts, it works out like this:

  • Dinner - complex carbs with light protein - pasta with veg sauce
  • Workout Drink - simple carbs - CocoOJ2O
  • Post-Workout Snack - complex carbs with light protein - smoothie
  • Breakfast - complex carbs and light heavy protein - eggs and oatmeal
  • Lunch - complex carbs and heavy protein - back to veganly beans and creamed veg soup for work days, with chicken

I actually have this worked out for all four seasons in my book of charts. When I say that this blog might go into a sleepy period, I mean this. If I figure out what to eat, once and for all.

For now, I suppose I should note that I'm back to eating eggs and chicken. I was just starving all the time, which means that I was burning through my carbs and light protein. It's hard to get anything else done if you're feeding yourself every two hours, not exaggerating, and furthermore if you actually panic from hungriness if you go five minutes over two hours, also not exaggerating. So just a little shift toward heavy protein, which has already solved that problem.

So not at all vegan anymore, not that being a little bit vegan is at all vegan. I guess I would say that trying out veganism didn't help me not eat meat, but it did help me eat a lot more vegetables...

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