So I have only been on my new nutrition plan for a few days but thought I would show you some of the stuff I’m eating. The plan I’m on involves carb cycling using low, medium and high days to keep the metabolism revved while preventing muscle loss. Today is another low day for me and below you’ll find pictures and descriptions of what I’m chowing down on.

Meal #1 – Breakfast
40g of oats
3/4 cup of egg whites
1 whole egg

I took what I was told to eat for my first meal and turned it into oatmeal pancakes.

To Make Them:
– Take 20g of oats and blend together with egg whites and whole egg along with 2 packets of sweetener and cinnamon in my magic bullet (love it)
– Add in other 20g of oats along with 3tbs of psyllium husk powder and mix with fork
– Let stand 5 minutes while pan preheats to allow psyllium to thicken mixture
– Pour into pan over medium heat and allow to cook 2-3 minutes per side

The ones I made are a little more watery than the ones I usually make as I usually don’t use as much egg white. They were still absolutely delicious and made a good amount of pancakes. For a thicker denser pancake I would use just 1/2 cup of egg whites.

The finished product – so many, so good

Meal #2 – Snack

25g Protein Powder

24g Nuts

This was pretty basic and easy which I like. I just had some chocolate protein powder with a little bit of sweetener and instant coffee blended together along with some walnuts.

Meal #3 – Lunch
4oz Lean Fish
1/3 Avocado 
I really forgot how much I enjoy fish. I just cooked up a bunch of halibut and had it with some roasted veggies I made last night. I like to make large batches of things so I can just grab it, reheat and eat it. Makes life so much easier.

I love avocado, so creamy and delicious

Meal #4 – Afternoon snack
4oz Chicken
24g Nuts
5 or more oz of Veggies

Again I just cook up a bunch of chicken breasts and then just have that with some roasted veggies again (because I love them) and some more walnuts.

All packed up in my tupperware and ready to take to the gym

Meal #5 – Dinner
4oz Lean Red Meat
5 or more oz Veggies
1tsp Flax Oil
So for dinner tonight I’m having the same thing I did last night which was delish. I’m having steak with mashed cauliflower and green onions and a tomato/avocado salad. I top the salad with the flax oil as it cannot be heated. I love cauliflower mash because it reminds me of mashed potatoes. Whenever I think of steak I think of potatoes so this is a nice way to satisfy the craving while staying completely on track.
To make the cauliflower mash I simply steam it and then blend it with my immersion blender (another fabulous tool). After that I just season it with salt and pepper and slice some green onions into it.

Love this thing

Meal #6 – Before Bed
4oz Lean Ground Turkey
5 or more oz Veggies
2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For this meal I just take the ground turkey I’ve precooked and find some interesting way to eat it. I’ve made lettuce wraps with veggies, mixed it with salsa, and had turkey burgers. 

The good thing about this meal plan is aside from meal #1 I can eat the rest of the meals in any order. Also, being able to switch up the veggies and prepare them in different ways really makes a big difference. For instance tomorrow I’m going to have zucchini ‘pasta’ with chicken and homemade spaghetti sauce (I’ll post pictures). It fits into the plan and keeps things interesting. 

Being on a nutrition plan doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing day in and day out, you just need to get creative with it and come up with some new ways to prepare old favourites.
Here is a nutritional breakdown of what I’m eating in a day minus the veggies (including the oil and the avocado though) as I’m always varying the quantity based on my hunger. The fiber is off because I didn’t add the psyllium husk in (as I don’t use it every day) and also all those veggies would add up quick.

Calories 1,167.4
  Total Fat 48.4 g
      Saturated Fat 10.6 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 10.3 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 19.3 g
  Cholesterol 443.7 mg
  Sodium 723.6 mg
  Potassium 2,991.1 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 35.6 g
      Dietary Fiber 9.8 g
      Sugars 3.6 g
  Protein 154.8 g
A Pictorial of My Nutrition Plan

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