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”)
Quinoa and wholegrain pasta
Supplements from http://www.gymnordic.com including:
Protein powder ( Elite Whey, Elite Primal, Elite Casein)
Low-carb RTD protein shakes
Fish oil capsules
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:
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
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