Even though I’ve managed to get in the best shape of my life this year, I will admit my overall diet was lacking…
I’ve been eating way too much fast food and more ice cream than any one human should probably eat this year.
Sure, I track my calories and make sure I’m not eating too much so I can stay lean…
But there’s more to diet and nutrient intake than just calories.
So this past week, I re-introduced a change that made eating right so much easier:
And that change was simply planning ahead.
Here’s what I mean:
On Tuesday, I cooked over 2 pounds of 90/10 ground beef with no seasoning, and over half a pound of rice.
1kg and 240g respectively.
This way, I could split that into 4 servings each, add 3 slices of cheddar cheese, and add a serving of BBQ sauce for high protein, moderate carb, and moderate fat meals.
On top of that, I have my daily dose of 300g Greek yogurt with 30g maple syrup (and add rice based cereal if I have it).
As long as I have these 2 meals, I feel good and strong.
Ideally, I’d add onions to my beef meal and blueberries to my yogurt, but the “fresh” fruits and veggies here in the Midwest don’t seem so fresh…
(maybe that’s just me, but it’s a big difference compared to the quality we had in the northeast)
And the frozen fruits all seem to carry some kind of disease these days, so I’ve been skipping out.
It’s too bad because adding those two things makes my meals so much better, but hopefully that’ll turn around here soon.
That aside, I’ll also have eggs and more cheese and bringing back chicken thighs since my wife’s aversion to poultry seems to be fading.
Regardless of some odd and unexpected diet setbacks, planning ahead, prepping meals, and sticking to the diet I plan for myself has made a major difference in how I feel.
And it eliminates wasting mental energy thinking about that question of:
“What should I eat?”
Because you’ve already planned it.
With all that said, I break down more diet insights you can use to get in shape, along with highly productive and efficient workout programs for both the gym and at home inside my newsletter.
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