Hey everyone it’s almost the weekend….yay! I’m pretty stoked about this upcoming weekend because we have a wedding to go to. Steve’s cousin is getting married and I just cannot wait to celebrate with them.
I have made room in my meal plan to allow myself to indulge a little at the wedding food wise, but I will definitely be staying away from the booze. When it comes to alcohol it has nothing to do with calories consumed (I could easily account for those) but rather with what effects alcohol has on your metabolism and hormones for hours (sometimes days) after you drink. I wrote about this previously HERE. I could probably get away with a glass or two of wine but why? When I step on stage in 65 days I want to know I gave it my all. Plus, I don’t need booze to boogie the night away.
So how is my prep going? Things are definitely moving along. I’m really trying to not focus too much on the scale – why I totally admit is harder said than done – but overall I’m really happy with how things are looking. My abs and posterior chain (hamstrings/glutes) always take a bit longer to lean out and knowing this makes it easier to stick to my plan. In a couple weeks (around 8 weeks out) I’ll likely do some minor re-arranging macro wise and might change up my carb cycling a little bit depending on how things are looking.
Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite carb backloading meal ideas since a lot of people seem interested in carb backloading and just meal ideas in general. If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say carb backloading you can check out my intro post on it HERE, it’s the dietary protocol I’ve been following for almost 9 months and I love it.
Since when you’re backloading you keep carbs to a minimum during the day, the morning/afternoon meals are filled with healthy fat and fibrous veggies. If it’s a high carb day you’ll begin eating carbs sometime in the evening and if it’s a low carb day you’re going to keep it low alllllll day. Since I know some people struggle thinking of low carb meal ideas I thought I’d share some of my current favourites.
– Coffee w/ coconut oil & cream
First Meal (between 12pm and 3pm)
– Eggs w/ bacon (turkey or regular) and Veggies
– Protein Pancakes/Waffles
– Protein Muffin/Cake
– Raw Veggies
Second Meal (5pm…ish)
– Salad with chicken/steak
– Leftovers from low carb dinner the night before
– Bean-less chilli
– Stir Fry
– Tuna Salad
Low Carb Dinners
– Low Carb Lasagna – Replace noodles with sliced zucchini/eggplant and make sure sauce is low carb
– Low Carb Fish Cakes (recipe)
– Homemade burgers with flax buns (recipe for bun)
– Stuffed chicken
– Kebabs and salad
Low Carb Snacks
– Pepperoni ‘chips’ (recipe)
– Low carb chocolate cake (recipe)
– Flax crackers (recipe)
– Protein Fudgesicles (recipe)
– Greek Yogurt Bowls
– Protein Cakes (recipe)
– Homemade Chocolate Bars –
Take 1-2 tbsp coconut oil, melt it, stir in some cocoa powder and sweetener of choice, pour into mould (I used a silicone muffin tin) and freeze until set – 5 minutes or so
So those are some of my favourite things to chow down on right now. My first two meals are usually pretty similar but at night I like to be more creative with my food. I always make sure I enjoy what I’m eating. Yes, food is fuel, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t taste delicious.
Oh and yesterday I totally nailed my macros, like dead on. Anyone who seriously tracks things knows how awesome that feels haha.
Well I’m out for the day but here are some random pictures from the past week. Lata!
Pizza was my ‘off’ meal last week…so good
Carb Backloading Meal Ideas