Hello friends! The last time I showed you what I was eating, I was just a week or two away from my bodybuilding show, and definitely in the last phase of “cutting.” Although my calories never dropped very low (1800 was the lowest I ever went), I found myself often sleepy and out of energy due to the deficit. But by the time I stepped on stage, I was at the level of condition necessary to be competitive….
It started out just like any other day…
WAIT!!! NO IT DIDN’T!!! Because I didn’t have a green smoothie OR a banana oat cookie!!! Hold the phone… first my recipe thingamajig is having problems, and then I didn’t have my beloved tried-and-true-breakfast. Well, if the world is turning upside down, I might as well branch out with my breakfast, hey?…
I woke up at 2:37 this morning… hungry.
I ate what I considered an almost-literal ton of food yesterday. Take a look!
Breakfast #1 was the typical high-carb, pre-workout meal, 1 1/2 hours before my two bootcamp sessions: my usual green smoothie, puffed kamut with a little sprinkle of muesli, chopped apple, and soy milk. I always want to eat a little more at this meal, because dinner was 12 hours ago, but I’ve learned the hard way that going into the workouts with a full stomach is not a good idea… so I restrain myself….
Some days are hungrier than others… and yesterday was one of those days.
Breakfast #1 was my favourite green smoothie (spinach, cucumbers, fresh mint, homemade almond milk, & frozen pineapple) plus a peanut butter banana almond meal muffin. I made these from the almond pulp leftover from my almond milk-this pulp is so delish- soft, moist, and vanilla-scented. It would be a crime not to use it! It is also somewhat of a crime that I made these muffins without writing down the recipe, but I am bad to do that……
My children are looking forward to home leave as much or more than I am. But as I recently found out, our eager anticipation is focussed quite differently.
Theda: “I can’t wait to get to the U.S.!”
Sara: “I know!! Because Pa has GOLDFISH!!”
Tommy: “And Cheetos!!!”
Theda: “And Toaster Strudels!!!”
Yes folks. These are the kids of a dietitian, and I won’t fault you for the secret satisfaction that you must feel from knowing that they crave junk food just like normal people’s children. My kids are not…