Originally Posted by danilo
Would it be a better idea to cut my shake down to 1 scoop (30g of protein) with maybe two pieces of whole grain toast and an egg?
Sure. When I'm not feeling groggy in the a.m. and can eat, breakfast is usually 1 egg, 5 egg whites & a cup of oatmeal w/ some cinnamon and splenda. Otherwise it's a protein + oats shake.
That doesn't sound like a bad idea
yeah all my lunch meat is store-bought... is it really that much better to make my own chicken and turkey (I know it does taste better). I suppose I am a little hungry sometimes with just a sandwich, what else should I add to a lunch? A hard boiled egg?
IMO yes. Anything that has to be packaged has preservatives and generally have an inordinate amount of sodium.
2-3pm snack: almonds and fruit (usually a granny smith apple)
Try to keep your fruits before your workout
supposedly the protein I take has over 14,000mg of BCAA's per serving all types of amino acid profiles per serving 'essential' 'conditional' and 'non-essential'. I just read this in the back of the bottle (it may just be marketing jargon??)
proteins break down into BCAAs and aminos. It's just telling you where it's coming from (or rather what it turns into). Taking 1/2 a shake or so is perfectly fine. I'm warped because I don't take powder when I'm lean lean and started doing BCAA preworkout. (my skin is thicker when I take powders. go figure.)
Carbs like fruit? or carbs like bread/oatmeal? candy? chocolate? should I put milk instead of water since I'm trying to get sugars?
25g simple sugars, the remainder as oats or rice. Milk is fine, but I like 25-30g high GI and the remainder lower. If you're GOING to eat candy, do it then. Like I mentioned, I do jelly beans. just no HFCS.
LOL ok so some bread and honey would be good with pre-work out?
yeah that's fine pre. Also should be okay post. Just dear god in heaven don't do it before bed.
maple syrup + white bread + peanut butter is the "pre workout food" of choice for people trying to build up. If you're leaning out, though... I guess it depends on how hard you're working out. If not hard enough to deplete some glycogen and then you do some cardio using the glyc, kind of wasted. If it's a hard workout and you're moving some weight and are exhausted, then do some cardio in a depleted state and can use some fat... good deal.