So…we’ve got a big day coming up at the end of March, so I am tightening up my diet. For me, tightening up invariably means eating more frequently (I can be one of those people that, after breakfast, grabs a huge coffee and won’t eat again for 5-6 hours, which as we know is not good for burning fat!), decreasing my nut intake significantly and saying goodbye to some beloved sweets. The results I see, though, are worth it!
9:30am – I am not an early riser like my colleagues on here!
Right off the bat I drink 32ounces of water. I have a 6 egg white omelet with 1-2 handfuls of spinach and mushrooms and 1/4 cup dry oatbran that I cook with a lot of water, with cinnamon and either erythritol or joseph’s maltitol syrup. 2 cups french press coffee.
Then, I take the dogs for about a 3 mile walk. When I get back, I drink about another 32 oz of water. I will have 1tsp glutamine powder and 1Tb vitamin C powder with the water. Then I’ll have some green tea.
11am-11:30am – 5-6oz chicken breast spiced with garlic powder, dried parsley and basil, black pepper and 1/2 sweet potato or 2 cups steamed broccoli
2pm – Huge salad with several handfuls of greens or raw spinach, diced cucumbers and MAYBE 1/4 avocado, topped with a chicken breast or 5-6oz water-packed tuna (I eat tuna pretty infrequently but will use it when I begin to get sick of chicken!). I top my salads with balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil plus whatever spices appeal to me.
5pm – Bison steak or 6-8 oz ground bison topped with carmelized onions and garlic with steamed greens (collards, kale) or broccoli or cabbage and a salad topped with balsamic vinegar, black pepper and garlic powder. 2 caps fish oil.
Then, between 6-7, I’ll hit the gym. Depending on the day, I may have gone in the morning. I like to lift heavy so I am exhausted after 20 minutes. If I am not lifting, I will walk on the treadmill for 40 minutes at a 15% grade starting at 3.0 speed and ending at 4.0 speed.
After lifting or incline walking, I like to hit the sauna for about 30 minutes. There is some interesting research coming out that doing things like sauna and hyperthermic baths may help you to burn fat. Even without these benefits, I love to sweat it out in the sauna. It relaxes me.
After the gym – Shake. This may very well be the highlight of my day! 1 1/2 scoops whey protein, 8oz coconut water, handful of walnuts, dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract blended up with some ice and this is my Bliss!
Most nights I will have a cocoa drink to help with cravings. This is 1-2 heaping TB of raw, organic cocoa powder in a mug with hot/boiling water poured over it. I like it plain but you could add a little almond milk or erythritol to it. Keoni likes his with cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
Throughout the day, I will drink between 1 and 1 1/2 gallons of plain, filtered water. The closer I get to a show I will up glutamine powder to 3 tsp/day, in addition to CLA and various other supplements. I will also drink between 2-10 cups of green tea (I am not kidding, I looove green tea) AND, in addition to my morning coffee, may have a 16oz americano in the afternoon.