I am noticing that with the little changes I made with my daily diet I am feeling much more nourished than before. Eating a little bit of gluten free oatmeal and a piece of fruit 30 minutes prior to my workout, while taking in protein during is making a world of difference in my progress. I am blowing past all previous workouts with much higher reps and heavier weight. Just after the workout within 2 hours I will fuel up again with protein by eating eggs or cottage cheese. This little cycle will keep me satisfied all the way to lunch.
So I pretty much feel that I have the morning section of my day figured out, but it is the later part of the day I always have problems with. Lunch time must consist of a salad which contains as my varieties of vegetables I can get in it along with some type of protein like tuna, beef, turkey, chicken, or hard boiled eggs. I would love to add another carbohydrate food to the mix but when I do I always find myself feeling groggy an hour later.
On the other hand dinner can include a carbohydrate along with meat and a vegetable because carbohydrates are needed to get a good nights sleep.
These two later meals are the one’s I must start to figure out. With the tough workout will I need additional protein during the day? Will I need to get a little more carbs into my diet during the day to keep up brain function? Can I maintain fat burning while eating additional carbohydrates each day? And most importantly what changes will occur to my blood sugar while taking in a little more carbs? All these things I must play with to get the whole diet on track.
I will right everything down that I eat in a food journal and review each day like a scientist. I will learn from my mistakes and gain from the things I do correctly. It is all about accountability and I must be accountable for every piece of food I put in my body and be able to justify the reason I ate it.