This week has been a busy one, my book has been published and is now available for purchase on Amazon and various other platforms for eBook, I have finished my choreography for my next performance in two weeks and I have been working on my business. I find that when I am busy it is easier for me to stick to meals that I always eat so I’ve put a post together of my go to meals that you might like to try. Obviously I have been eating other things, and there was a day with pizza, chocolate and some beer. I enjoyed it at the time but felt crap afterwards. Anyway, here are my go to meals.
I love having eggs for breakfast. I find that if I eat a decent breakfast it really sets me up for the day. The addition of bread is usually dependant on when my workout is going to happen. Mainly because it’s better for my blood sugar if I eat higher carb closer to exercise.
- 1 whole egg, 1 egg white
- Spinach or asparagus
- Slice of wholemeal seeded bread or a thins bagel
- 1 or two vegetarian sausages
Snack (Pre Workout or post workout)
Carbs before working out really helps my energy and I can really feel the difference between low carb and high carb before exercise, particularly if it is something like circuit training. Equally is is great to restore energy if I eat high carb post workout.
- Snack a Jack
- Protein shake or cottage cheese
- Sweet potatoes
- Pumpkin seed oil
- Meat free pieces
If I cook for myself I will get something as listed below, which is fine for me and makes me happy because I like all of the ingredients. However, when my gf cooks she tends to make high carb / low fat stuff like cabbage and potatoes or lentil dahl.
- Whatever veggies are on offer. Broccoli and cauliflower is always a hit
- Linda McCartney Burger
- Pasta, rice or potatoes.
I call this “Mix the Macros” haha. It is built on the same ingredients pretty much every time I fancy it, but because it is the last thing of the day that I will eat I usally make it according to my macros. The ingredients are
- Protein powder of any flavour, but I’m really into strawberry at the minute
- Either low fat or full fat cottage cheese
- Natural yoghurt or Greek yoghurt
- Oats (only if I need to add a few carbs)
- Peanut butter
This whole day of eating is currently about 1800 calories, sometime over but rarely less. Macros are Protein 149, carbs 170 and 48 fat.