Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter 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 &
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.

Right now it's looking like this:

  • Dinner - complex carbs with light protein - slow chicken with rice
  • Workout Drink - simple carbs - CocoOJ2O
  • Post-Workout Snack - complex carbs with light protein - ramen nom nom
  • Breakfast - complex carbs and heavy protein - baked eggs in curried veg nests
  • Lunch - complex carbs and heavy protein - back to curried veg stew and quinoa with root vegetables but with rotisserie chicken for extra protein

Trying to only eat starches before and after practice, it would be ideal if quinoa could be dinner before practice and then I could have slow chicken with steamed vegetables instead of rice and get more vegetables in. But quinoa for dinner, nnnn. Sometimes I just don't want certain things at certain times, and that's just the way it is.

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