Eat more train more..

I have started eating 6 times a day.

It’s not that much food.. Let me explain.

A typical day starts like this: I wake up at around 5:30 to begin my workout. When that is finished I have lunch at 7am then have a shower and get ready for work. 3 hours later at 10am I have my mid morning snack. At 1:00pm I have lunch, 4:00pm my mid afternoon snack, 7:00pm my dinner then if I’m hungry I will have something again at 10:00pm.. But I rarely eat at 10:00pm because I’m usually already in bed..

It seems a lot of food doesn’t it? It’s not. Let me tell you what I eat.

Breakfast: 250-300 ml Soya milk with granola and 2 egg whites with spinach; Mid-morning snack is an 85 g pack of Nature mix – which is a mixed bag of Brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and raisins – that usually fills me up; Lunch is steamed baby spinach, kale and red onion with a sweet potato and turkey strips; Mid-afternoon snack is an apple with peanut butter, 5-7 strawberries and 2 clementines; Dinner is usually a type of fish (usually salmon or Sea Bass) or lean mince with rice and salad and if I’m hungry again at 10:00pm, my post-dinner meal is usually some steamed broccoli with grilled chicken breast.. But only if I’m hungry.

The plan is – as you can imagine – to put on weight but workout so I stay fit.

I change my lunch and dinner weekly and then I will eat the same thing for that whole week to make it easier for myself.

Healthy eating is a lifestyle. You have to choose to improve what you put into your body to make it better. I’m not saying you need to change your diet completely.. But even choosing to grill food instead of frying is a good start πŸ™‚

It’s the little things that become big things that become awesome πŸ™‚

I think I’m hungry.. Time for some steamed veg me thinks!

~ by originalapplejunkie on May 9, 2014.

6 Responses to “Eat more train more..”

  1. Wow…you eat WAY more than me! I too need to put on more weight – in my case I’m trying to do so to convert it into muscle through the exercising I do each day. It IS working slowly (built up around 2 kg in muscle weight since returning to the UK) but I really just can’t physically EAT so much! :-/

    • You can.. All I do is eat 3 – self made – meals a day (you can’t trust you’ll get good food somewhere so best bet is to always make your own!).. Plus healthy snacks in between and another meal if I’m getting hungry later.. It’s not about how much you eat.. It’s about what you eat πŸ™‚
      I’m glad I am eating more and working out.. I’m getting fitter and my body isn’t starving waiting for nutrients that it needs.. Just need to make sure that I’m sticking to the routine otherwise it defeats the purpose.. And I think for me working out in the mornings are a great way to getting me going..

      • Yeah we make ALL our own meals and keep to healthy diets and I do snack in between but still – that’s a LOT of food lol. I have to admit normally in the morning I can’t manage more than a banana or a boiled egg. My stomach seems to wake up about three hours after I do! lol

      • I think it’s because I’m up from around 5/5:30.. By the time I’ve finished working out I’ve worked up an appetite to eat.. And I have to in order to repair muscles from my workout. If I workout in the morning breakfast is mandatory.. Otherwise I can just have something small..
        Not that much food..

  2. I’m up by six…maybe I need to start exercising earlier…food for thought…as it were lol

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