As most of you know, I like to try out a lot of different things nutrition wise. I have tried some carb backloading, strict paleo, no carb, and just about every other type of plan you can imagine. Which one is the best? It depends, ha! What a PC answer right? For those of you live under a rock, HA, carb backloading (CBB) is essentially the opposite approach of conventional dieting for athletes. When do normal athletes eat carbs? For breakfast and lunch mostly right? Or, for every darn meal ha. Well, CBB is where you ONLY eat your carbs for SUPPER/after your biggest workout of the day. Not only do you eat most your carbs there, you go ham sammich on those sons of guns and they even recommend eating almost whatever the heck you want (cookies, pizza, etc)/ No, it’s not a fad. It actually does work. Your insulin is at an all-time high post workout, helping the uptake of all these nutrients (facilitating recovery, etc).
What I have found works best for me looks a little something like this:
Breakfast: 4-5 Egg Omelette with 4oz of Ham, Almond Butter
Post-Workout: 25g Protein Shake
Lunch: 8oz Fish or Chicken, Broccoli, Sweet Potato or rough 30g of carbs, Coconut Oil
Post-Workout: 25g Protein Shake
Supper: 8oz Fish, Broccoil, banana or 25-30g of carbs period, 1/2 Avocado
For a 4th meal sometimes I will eat something like a couple eggs with bacon. On saturdays and sundays a lot of times I will only eat 2 meals, but, with bigger portions of course.
The biggest thing I have really learned about my diet is that I needed to include more fat into my diet! I was eating a lot of protein, relatively low carb, and, very low fat. Fat won’t make you fat necessarily. It’s all about balancing the 3 macronutrients.It also really depends on the intensity of my training days. MWF are my hardest days, so, I eat the most carbs to make sure I am fueled. The other 4 days I don’t usually eat many carbs after my workout.
It took me a while to be convinced of this but now I am 100% sold on a high protein, higher fat, moderate to low carb diet.
Now, for my supplement regimen:
Breakfast: Diet Accelerator Pack, 2 caps L-Carnitine + Green Coffee Extract, Extra Vitamin C, 2 caps HMB
Pre-Workout: 1 scoop Cardio Igniter, 1 Scoop N.O.370, 3 caps Extreme Jitter Free Fat Burner, 3g D Aspartic Acid
Post Workout: 25g of 100% Whey Protein
With Lunch: 3 caps Fish Oil + CLA, 2 caps F.A.S. Lean, 2 caps L-Carnitine + Raspberry Ketones, 2 caps HMB
Pre-Workout: 2 caps Garcinia Cambogia Extract, 1 Scoop Cardio Igniter, 1 Scoop BCAA Hyperblend, 5g Creatine
Post-Workout: 25g of 100% Whey Protein
Supper: 2 caps HMB, 2 caps L-Carnitine + RK
Before Bed: 3 caps ZMA
Every single one of these products are either a Top Secret Nutrition Product, or, a product from HMB. Yes, they both sponsor me and I literally couldn’t recommend 2 better companies to be sponsored by! They are amazing. I know a lot of you are meatheads who read this blog haha so definitely check out the Pre-Workouts in my store tab if you want some sweet energy!
My top 5 Nutrition Tips:
#1. Limit your caffeine intake to Pre-Workout only (for athletes)
#2. Don’t be afraid of eating healthy fats
#3. When trying new diets/things, stick to them for at least 3 months
#4. Your diet should be 100% based on your performance & or weight loss goals
#5. Think about convenience when grocery shopping