Well I am 18 days out from competition and my diet is stricter than ever before. But there are some things that even after contest prep that will remain daily staples. Most of these foods I would never have eatten if I had not been preping for this contest.
Chicken: Well chicken is the stable meat source of my diet, I consume between 3-4 oz – 2 to 3 times a day…every single day. But surprisingly I have not gotten sick of it, still my go to meat. I’m happy about this as long as I participate in this sport it will be a staple so might as well love it.
Greek yogurt: Oh this stuff is heaven…now anyone in my house would be like what? you don’t eat yogurt. Well I did not eat yogurt, much less the plain tart yogurt but I have acquired a taste and love for this stuff. I have tried it all different ways, the fruit mixed in, plain, but my favorite is Fage‘s fruit on the side. I found I just need a little taste with my yogurt. Oh raw honey is also amazing…so this will for sure be on my daily must haves after contest prep.
Stir fry: This has become my favorite meal, I eat about every other night. Trader Joe’s has a bag of pre-cut up veggies. Bok Coy, celery, snap peas, broccoli. It has very little carbs, lots of fiber and I can eat lots guilt free. I add a tiny bit of oil, fry the veggies, add my pre-cooked chicken and health stir fry, quick and easy. This will be staying for sure!
So here is what my diet looks like:
1 cup of eggs whites, 1 egg, 60g of lean turkey sausage – on heavy lift days 1/4 cup of oats.
3.5 oz chicken & 1 cup of broccoli or green beans
1 container of Fage Yogurt
3.5 oz chicken, 1/4c of red bell pepper, 3-4 cup of salad greens (normally spring greens), 1T of soy ginger dressing
3-4 oz of lean meat (chicken or steak), 3 cups of spinach. (I like sauteed in small amount of oil with garlic)
PowerBarPlus Chocolate Shake with 1/4 cup oats…well since last night it will be a protein brownie.
Protein Brownie: blend dry oats till fine powder (food processor my work better) add 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, mix just enough water to create a brownie like batter. Put batter in ceramic ramekin and microwave for 2 mins. This was heavenly! and not even close to being a cheat!