It's time again for my occasional answer to the frequent questions: "What do you eat?" and "How do you work out?"
(Yes, I know it's Wednesday. I was busy yesterday.)
Sunday's Food as Fuel
Breakfast: 3 eggs over easy with onions, peppers, avocado, and hot sauce. Bacon. Apple.
Lunch: Didn't need it. Besides, I was out riding. I had a few brazil nuts when I got back.
Dinner: Ground beef and sweet potato curry. Blueberries with coconut milk and 1/2 oz 98% chocolate.
Sunday's Workout: Playday! Rode 26 miles. For those unfamiliar with good equitation, riding a horse well takes about the same level of effort as walking briskly.
Monday's Food as Fuel
Breakfast: Spinach salad with steamed carrots and broccoli, canned wild salmon, pecans, olive oil, and vinegar.
Lunch: Ground beef and sweet potato curry.
Dinner: Bunless cheeseburger with sauteed onions and mushrooms. Steamed brussels sprouts with butter. Strawberries with coconut milk.
Monday's Workout: 3x rotation of pistols, decline pushups, Turkish getups, close-grip pushups, planks, and chinups.
Tuesday's Food as Fuel
Breakfast: IF (15 1/2-hour intermittent fast, broken at 1:00pm)
Lunch: Spinach salad with steamed carrots and green beans, alfalfa sprouts, canned wild salmon, walnuts, olive oil, and vinegar. And a bit of smoked salmon someone brought to the office to share.
Snack: Strawberries and half a banana with coconut milk.
Dinner: Ground beef and sweet potato curry. Cottage cheese with avocado.
Tuesday's Workout: 5x backsquats, renegade rows, bench presses, and military presses
Wednesday's Food as Fuel
Breakfast: Spinach salad with alfalfa sprouts, steamed carrots and green beans, canned wild salmon, cashews, olive oil and vinegar.
Lunch: Italian tuna salad (tuna, sundried tomatoes, black olives, artichokes, oil and vinegar, oregano and pepper) and 2 hardboiled eggs.
Dinner: Small steak. Brussels sprouts with butter. Strawberries with coconut milk.
Wednesday's workout: Rest day.
Note that I've thrown in a bit more carbohydrate than in the past (except on the rest day). I'm moving up from about 65g/day to about 85g, as my energy expenditure is higher now that we have more daylight down on the farm. I was getting a bit fried at the lower carb level, but I think I've found the right balance again.
I love understanding (or at least, getting closer to understanding) what's going on with my body -- and how to manipulate it for maximum performance!