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PN part 1: Implementing a new diet strategy

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My everyday life consists mainly of 2 activities: training and eating 🙂 In between I do some studying, but even at the university a lot of my classes are practical ( I study sports science). I eat breakfast at home, some snacks and lunch on the go and dinner at home.

I am a big sugar addict – and would happily exchange “a normal lunch” for a large cafe latte and a big brownie 😉 But (un)fortunately I know enough about good nutrition to acknowledge that my performance in the gym (and let’s be honest, my general health) would suffer on such a diet ..

I have been testing the Precision Nutrition eating habits while tracking my adherence, performance, well-being and body composition.

What I did ….

Before starting on the diet, I went shopping! I decided to start when I had a week off in order to have some time to adjust to my new eating habits before implementing them in my busy everyday life.

The Shopping List

Organic vegetables and fruit (from aarstiderne.com)

Chicken and other lean meat

Various nuts and seeds

Extra virgin Olive oil

Low-fat dairy products (my favorite being “Skyr”)

Frozen berries

Quinoa and wholegrain pasta

Chick peas

Organic eggs

Supplements from http://www.gymnordic.com including:

Protein powder ( Elite Whey, Elite Primal, Elite Casein)

Low-carb RTD protein shakes

Fish oil capsules

ZMA tablets

L-lysine

NO explode

Organic Gymnema Plus from Pukka

Note: since Progenex arrived in DK, I have been using “More muscle” and “Recovery” with great results – plus the taste is really good!!!

 A typical day for me would consist of the following 5 meals:

 7.am: breakfast

Skyr (low fat dairy) stirred with chocolate protein powder, grated coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, and ½ banana. (This is a winning combo if you like something sweet)!

Raw vegetables (prepared the night before) on the side – sometimes with unsweetened peanut butter for dipping

Coffee

3 fish oil capsules

2 Gymnema plus capsules

1 L-lysine capsule

Off to school, having some sort of hands-on lesson (could be learning to swim a certain style or perform a specific gymnastic exercise).

 10 am: snack

Carrot- and celery sticks, salad with chicken breast, mixed nuts, wholegrain pasta, green beans, and tomatoes. (I bring a large Tupperware container and eat the salad as several meals).

1 pm: lunch

Like the snack I just described + 1 piece of fruit

Weightlifting session from 3 pm to 6 pm

Workout snack: carb/protein bar or shake, NO-explode during exercise.

7 pm: dinner

Danish meatballs with a mixed salad, oven-baked root vegetables

3 fish oil capsules

2 Gymnema Plus capsules

10 pm: shake

Low-fat milk, protein powder, frozen berries

2 ZMA capsules

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8 thoughts on “PN part 1: Implementing a new diet strategy

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  2. Hi Ditte
    You say that you have been using Progenex with great results so I assume you have substituded the Elite protein out for Progenex. (How) is Progenex better?
    I’ve been thinking about buying Progenex myself but am put off by the price….
    -Einar

  3. Yes, I have been using “recovery” as a post-workout drink and “more muscle” instead of elite as meal replacement.

    I would say that the main difference is taste and texture/ mix-ability. Since I’m sponsored by Progenex, I didn’t have to think about the costs – but if I did, I think that I would use Progenex for all shakes that are only mixed with water (because of the taste) and then use Elite in smoothies, protein pancakes etc.
    Whether Progenex really has other benefits that are related to cellular changes, is too soon for me to tell, but I’m really happy with the products so far.
    If you decide to try it, you can use our discount code and get 10% off – see link.

  4. Hello Ditte

    I was wondering about which box you used from aarstiderne.com? Like you, I eat alot of fruit and veggies in my everyday meals, so is it possible for you to recommend any of them?

    – Thomas

  5. Jep – sometimes I change for “Ekstra stor mix” – you can change from week to week depending on your needs. Sometimes we order an extra box to be delivered Monday as well …

  6. Thank you ladies 🙂 cya at la santa 🙂

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