I wanted to give you an insight into 3 days of my eating lifestyle. I am a big believer in the primal eating lifestyle and I wanted to show you how easy it can be. Everything listed is all homemade. I know it may not be perfect but I want you guys to see where you can always make good decisions. I generally eat breakfast everyday at 5 am, lunch is usually around 12-12:30 and dinner varies from 6 to 7:30 pm. I drink nothing but water all day long and I also go on several short walks 2-3 times everyday.
Breakfast: 4 whole eggs, handful of macadamia nuts, handful of blackberries, green tea
Lunch: Spinach salad with carrots, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, and sliced chicken with balsamic vinegar dressing
Dinner: 2 blue cheese and onion burgers(no bun) topped with grilled onion, mushrooms and bacon. Big side of asparagus
Dessert: Handful of dark chocolate covered walnuts
Workout on Monday. I always go big on Monday workouts, so I did a lot of explosive body weight exercises such as explosive push ups, explosive pull ups, squat jumps, lung jumps, skater jumps. Participated in the challenge of the week which is 1 minute of heavy jump rope for maximum number of reps.
Challenge for you guys is to pick any exercise and go as hard and as fast as you can for a full minute. It can be anything like push ups, squats or even jumping jacks and I guarantee it will be very challenging.
Breakfast: 4 whole eggs with spinach and cheese topped with avocado and srirachi. Handful of blackberries
Snack:Chi tea latte, Handful of cashews
Lunch: Fairly hungry. Had a big piece of leftover turkey meatloaf, a side of asparagus, 3 cups of tuna(made with relish, onion, curry, dill, and miracle whip), a whole kiwi, and a small handful of dark chocolate covered almonds. Still hungry, had a handful of carrots
Dinner: Homemade fajitas with no tortillas. Huge plate of onions, red peppers, yellow peppers and orange peppers with pre-peeled shrimp and about 8 oz of grilled ribeye topped with avocado, tapatio, and salsa. Also, a couple of flaxseed chips topped with melted cheese. My wife threw down and I was much appreciative.
Dessert: A small piece of a 72% dark chocolate bar and 4 chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Cookies are unfortunately one weakness of mine.
I generally find on my non-workout days I am hungrier than any other day. Not much activity on this day. I did some light pull ups and push ups and played a handful of games of reaction ball with the fellas.
Breakfast: 3 whole eggs with about 2 cups of leftover shrimp and fajita mix from last nights dinner scrambled together topped with an avocado. Handful of blackberries. Cup of coffee with coconut milk and a tablespoon of sugar.
Worked out. I snuck in a quick workout of mainly body weight exercises, some kettlebell 1 arm snatches, 1 leg squats, chops, rotations, and about 10 sets of 10 pull ups and push ups.
Lunch: Big spinach salad with tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and 2 cut up chicken sausages topped with avocado and salsa for the dressing. A whole kiwi, 5 handfuls of shelled pistachios, a small piece of dark chocolate and a couple of dark chocolate covered walnuts.
Dinner: Skipped it. I was not hungry for dinner and I purposely skipped it because I wanted to fast until the next morning. I fast once a week by not eating breakfast and I have always wanted to miss dinner. My wife however, usually makes a great production of dinner so it would be an insult to her if I did not eat. She worked this night so I finally got to try out of my 17 hour fast. If you want some reading information on why it is greatly beneficial to fast every once in awhile here is a good article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/health-benefits-of-intermittent-fasting/
Well that breaks down my last 3 days of primal eating, I hope it was insightful and informative for most of you. Like I said before I am not perfect by any means. I would like to point out every time I had some dessert or chocolate I eat it directly after whatever meal so my body digests everything all together at the same time rather than waiting a couple of hours to digests it again. Any questions or if you would like to share your sample eating plans I would love to read them.