It’s 2:30 p.m. my time. I’m going to start making my first meal.
It’ll be beet juice – one beet w/greens, two lemons, and three or four carrots. Thrown in 5-10 grams of BCAAs and 5 grams of creatine. BCAAs are overhyped as giving a guy huge gains. That’s not exactly true.
What BCAAs do is help you recover a little bit faster. At my age, less DOMS and quicker recovery might mean an extra 20-30 workouts a year. When you have to really grind for gains, those extra workouts make a cumulative difference. BCAAs help with recovery. Big time.
Then a protein shake with bananas blended with kale and some coconut water.
Then 2 or so “whatever meals.” Maybe salmon with kale chips and dark chocolate. Maybe a rotisserie chicken with the skin removed. Maybe 5 eggs cooked in coconut oil with fresh-made (by me) guacamole. Maybe I’ll take some sushi-grade ahi and make a nice poke. Beats me.
I eat a lot and prefer preparing my own food. I don’t really like going out in public and only do so to meet up with friends.
It’d also be really expensive to eat out the way I eat. I regularly eat 8-10 ounces of wild Alaskan salmon. Even at Costco prices, that’s $8. To get that much at restaurant prices would cost you around $22. Sushi-grade Ahi is expensive as fuck but a few ounces go a long way.
Plus you really can’t get kale chips at restaurants. I either bake my kale chips at 350 degrees (after coating them with coconut oil and nutritional yeast) or use my dehydrator.
If you guys cook for yourselves, leave a comment. I’ll do a post on recipes if the demand is there.
My last meal will be around 10 p.m.
So I usually eat for 6-10 hours and fast for 14-18.
A couple of days a week I do a modified juice fast. I only drink juices (with protein powder) during the day, again during the same feeding window. Then I’ll have one large meal for dinner.
I don’t count calories or keep track of protein intake. I get in around 2,500-3,000 calories, which keeps me lean enough while allowing me to make steady, consistent gains in the gym.