Diet and Supplementation…..

Diet and Supplementation…..

I already know I am going to catch some blow back because I am almost giving out a free diet here but the bottom line is that this isn’t going to work for someone else the way it does for me, although it would take them to certain point. Additionally, there are a lot of other things I won’t be sharing.

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This picture pretty much sums up what life is like on a diet for me. In fact this is actually the “good” part of the diet. I still have what I consider treats in my diet at this point, but I will get to that in a second. I generally prep at least five days of food on Sundays to mitigate having to do it during the week or using the fact that I don’t have any meals prepped as a reason to eat out.

During my six meal diet this would be three days of food, minus my intra-workout shake. On my five meal phase I would be short one meal (and shakes) from this being five days. So from left to right this is what you have:

Breakfast: 1 cup Publix French cut green beans, ¾ Cup egg whites, 1 Whole egg, and I also have 100g of Blueberries with this meal, 12 almonds

Meal 2: 4 oz Tilapia Fillet (baked), 1 cup Publix French cut green beans, 12 Almonds

Meal 3: 4 oz Tysons pulled chicken breast w/ 2 tbsp of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (treat), 1 ½ Cup Publix Turnip Greens

Meal 4: 1 ½ Scoop Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey (Extreme Milk Chocolate), 2 tbsp of PB2 powdered peanut butter, 1 cup Publix French cut green beans

Meal 5: 4 oz Tilapia Fillet (baked), 1 cup Publix French cut green beans, 3 oz avacado

Meal 6: 4 oz Tilapia Fillet (baked), 1 cup Publix French cut green beans, 3 oz avocado

This phase of the diet is usually pretty close to the end for me and any changes after this point are minimal to directly influence sodium levels, add in more carbs, etc. All of this usually comes out to between 1400 and 1600 cals. Yeah, it sucks. However, you have to do what others won’t to achieve what others don’t, so I just suck it up.

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Usually once people ask about my diet they ask the very next question they ask are what supplements I use, or there are those that like to ask if I am on roids (nope 100% Natural Organic USDA Georgia ….. I’ll stop right there. Generally, I take the same supplements all the time unless something new comes out that catches my interest. There are a lot of things in the above photo you can disregard. I will focus on the supplements. From left to right you have Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey (love this stuff), Xtend BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids, essential for muscle repair), Concrete Creatine (I only use this while shedding to maintain as much strength as possible), Xpel diuretic (Only while shedding to help push out excess water), Hyde pre-workout, and Animal Rage XL pre-workout (No way I could complete a workout while consuming 1500 calories otherwise, I usually avoid pre-workout while gaining if I can). Besides these items I usually don’t take anything else. I have been told several times I am not maximizing my supplementation and thus hindering my potential gains. However, my theory is that my body already has enough stuff to process so I try to keep everything minimal. I currently consume just less than two gallons of water on average daily to keep everything running as it should and minimize the stress on my digestive system. I don’t want to add to that. Oh yeah, for those who I know are wondering, yes, that is a Viking horn, or Das Horn as the box it came in suggest. I like to consume my pre-workout out of this for a little extra mental boost. LOL. I mean come on….. drinking pre-workout out of a Viking horn,….. you know that’s bad a**. It prepares me to go and terrorize some weights.

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