Here it is, the final day of the cleanse. Wednesday October 31st, 2012. Halloween! Also Post Hurricane Sandy is in effect. School is still cancelled. Im home with MJ all day (yay!). Basically, my day is nothing like my normal routine. So I will be posting an update to my previous blog…
Meal #4 – lean burger (95/5) on sandwich thin bun (100 calories), organic ketchup. 30 minutes later – SPARK
Meal #5 – Halloween party! – small piece of homemade apple pie (did I just attempt to convince you it was OK to eat apple pie because I said “homemade”? probably.), small piece of homemade banana bread (yup, I did it again :). Decaf coffee and water. This party was a small victory for me. In previous visits I have crushed multiple servings of pie and banana bread (as a former fat boy FFB, I find this very easy). But I stayed focused on my goals and did not beat myself up to much.
Meal #6 Turkey Taco meat w/ a bag of steamed veggies. Apple. handful of almonds. +4 OmegaPlex.
Today is the first day we started our ProBiotic RESTORE™ ULTRA. It is another easy addition to the daily schedule. Two small pills when you wake, 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. No Fiber drink today. Overall, another great day. I absolutely felt the difference with out the SPARK. I will not make that mistake again.
Meal #1 – 6 egg white omelet with turkey sausage and 2% cheese with salsa. Coffee (half caffeine)
Meal #2 – ½ whole wheat high fiber English muffin w/ organic peanut butter
Today is a “work / recovery workout” day. I realized today that each day has different energy needs (work vs day off, workout vs no workout, projects around the house, etc…) and you must adjust your eating patterns to match. Yesterday was a “no work / upper body workout” day. I will write a future post about the different types of days we have and how to attack them.
With that said on my Recovery days i minimize my AM food and carbs throughout the day (i just simply don’t need them). Good news…I was able to make to my workout at Noon on minimal calories thanks to my Fiber Drink.
Overall, another great day. Especially the AM. I love the combo of the Fiber drink and the SPARK. The most notable improvement (so far) has been my performance in the bathroom. Watch out, crude alert. My #2’s have been more regular and better quality. I don’t need to bring anything to read to pass the time if you know what I’m saying.
Meal #1 – Fiber Drink (gross but satisfying), water, grapes. I sipped on my SPARK + creatine all AM (oh yeah, that is my fancy blog speak for the mornings, clever right?). I also had a handful of almonds in there somewhere.
Meal #2 – (if you can even call it a meal). I ate the other half of my wife’s whole grain, high fiber, English muffin with organic peanut butter.
Meal #3 – Pre Workout – 1 scoop of whey protein.
Today’s Workout – Recovery Day
Abs – good mornings, hang leg raises, DB side bends, TRX rollouts, Cable crunch – 2×10
20 minutes of cardio on the Keiser Total Body Trainer – 145 bpm (beats per minute) heart rate
Meal #4 – Post Workout – 2 scoops of whey protein. Salad bar and chicken cacciatore (but i pulled the skin off). water
Meal #5 – small protein bar, water
Meal #6 – fat free greek yogurt w/ almonds. bowl of turkey chilli with coke zero. 30 minutes later – apple
It is time to move on from your cereal breakfast or your “rush out the door” bagel.
Is their a direct, scientic correlation between your bowl of cereal and more belly fat? Maybe, maybe not. But I do know those who do eat cereal in the morning live a high carb (high glycemic index) lifestyle. I and know for a fact a high glycemic lifestyle leads to more belly fat. Harvard said so.
High Carb / Low (or none) Protein and Healthy Fats
Low Carb / High Protein & Moderately High Healthy Fats
3-4 whole eggs with 2% cheese
Apples and Organic Almond butter
chicken and bowl of fruit (yup, thats right. chicken at breakfast. You must drop your conception of what “breakfast” should look like)
Steak and Organic Cage Free Eggs
All types of Super Shakes – whey protein, frozen fruits, fish oil, flaxseed, greens, 2% organic milk, unsweeten almond milk, organic peanut butter (unless on a weight loss program).
The combinations are endless. Precision Nutrition is great source, but they do a great job with Super Shake recipies. Precision Nutrition Super Shakes. They have many threads where members share their favorites. If the link does not work, join FREE as a member HERE.
Word to the wise. Start with vanilla protein powder. It will blend better to the flavors you mix it with.