I'm on a fat strip at the moment (as I need to get my middle aged frame instagram-ready to promote my business!) but I will still have my 3 scrambled eggs on toasted wholemeal pitta with strong coffee 1 hour before my weights workout. Then straight after the workout its something like a tin of tuna with mayo/spring onion/tomato on 3 ryvita, or maybe this chicken courgette couscous meal which takes about 15 mins to cook.
So its two decent sized meals either side of the workout. It's the rest of the day where I have cut down on refined carbs. My evening meal at the moment is a couple of chicken breasts topped with a bit of pate and a slice of mozarella, chucked in the oven for 40 minutes with chopped up pepper, carrot, parsnip, onion. Very basic.
Somewhere else in the day will be this overnight porridge thing with sultanas, almonds and natural yoghurt. But it could be a smoothie or even a bowl of shredded wheat with seeds and raisins chucked in for the good fats.
So overall I'm eating 4 meals but half the calories are either side of the workout and there's hardly any refined carbs or booze. I do feel energised and am trimming up but still lifting decent numbers in the gym for me.
Aaron and Keith are spot on too, good ideas.
: Following on from your advice last week I just
: wanted to know what foods you use to fuel
: your lifestyle? I find when I cut the
: calories then start working out I just end
: up shattered. I don't mean a bit tired I
: mean absolutely exhausted.
: What would you recommend to up the energy
: levels without piling on the calories?