Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Food Chart

My ultimate food chart is coming along, and my summer food planner is the easiest yet.

So really I am eating protein and vegetable for every meal, as simple as that. Though I'm still experimenting with if and how much and what kind of starch works best for spacefood. But basically, it's like this:


tart cherry coco2O
greek yogurt and
eggs &
avocado and tomato
chicken &
artichoke and pepper

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

Summer food will be this:

  • Before - Dinner - spacefood - Right now I'm working with carne asada or carnitas and cauliflower or rice. Testing whether I need rice, or if I can just eat ALOT of cauliflower.
  • Immediately Before & During - Workout Drink - simple carbs - CocoCherry2O
  • Immediately After - Post Workout Snack - greek yogurt and banana - It's smoothie season!
  • After - Breakfast - eggs & avocado and tomato - Pretty much exactly what it says, for summer it's two hardboiled eggs in a bowl with a diced tomato, sprinkled with salt, and a diced avocado, sprinkled with lime.
  • Between - Lunch - chicken & artichoke and pepper - In summer I get rotisserie chicken, hello, no cooking. I snack on the dark meat and the white meat goes on salads, artichoke and pepper vinaigrette is new this summer.

Except for a two-week bender at the end of April, I've stuck to my get lean program: alcohol, sugar, and starch—i.e., pasta and bread—limited to once per week, starchy proteins (grains, legumes) and starchy vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes) limited to once per day. Or I guess it's a stay lean program, I've been pretty lean since the end of last summer. I will talk more about that later.

You may notice that I am now specifying avocado and tomato for breakfast, artichoke and pepper for lunch, etc. I'm trying out this list of superfood combinations just for fun, more about that TK too.