- Interestingly enough, I have found that I require LESS carbs on this nutrition plan (SuperFit SuperFast Nutrition). I think the reason is because my body is getting MORE energy out of LESS food. In the past, I would eat a regular meal – protein, carbs and fats and feel bloated and lethargic more times than not. Now I realize this was my body’s way of letting me know that I was feeding it incorrectly. By constructing my meals correctly throughout the day, I have reversed this and my body is humming along better than ever before. I like to log my food each day using the free app called “Lose It” and find that my carbs are typically in the 130 – 170 grams per day. This is way less than before when I would 300 grams a day or more. Now I’m getting better results, with no ill effects whatsoever. This is NOT a low carb eating plan. It’s a plan that allows for better utilization of the foods that I eat.
- As far as protein, I try to eat 1-1.25 grams a day. I weigh 175 so that means I’m eating 175 – 218 grams of protein a day. I tend to eat more protein on my weight training days and a little less on other days. Once again, my feeling is that my body is using the nutrients more efficiently so perhaps, I’ll experiment with reducing my protein down to .75-1.0 gram a day at some point. Although, since I’m a bodybuilder at heart, my tendency is to keep protein high in order to maintain a positive nitrogen balance.
- Yes, I eat lots of veggies. It seems my body craves them as I have paid more attention to digestion and smarter eating. I tend to eat more green vegetables than starchy vegetables like corn as I feel that the green vegetables combine better with protein giving me better digestion and more energy. One of my favorite things to do is to cut up red onions, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, and zuchinni and grill the vegetables with steak or chicken using skewers. I usually do this for my evening meal and make enough to enjoy the next day for lunch.
- I don’t need as many supplements because I’m utilizing the nutrients in the food more efficiently. I read recently that “fat loss is also related to hormones, not just calories. Leptin is one main hormone and only registers with REAL food through digestion. If you use a lot of protein shakes (more than 2 a day), your body won’t be working with this hormone and it will cause less than optimal long term fat loss results.” This makes a lot of sense to me although we’re still investigating what leptin’s complete role is. Current supplements for me are: multivitamin/mineral, fish oil, protein powder.
— Scott York (@ScottYork) October 15, 2013