This is the first of a series of posts profiling the eating habits of Ignite’s team of trainers. We receive a lot of questions about food and about how what we do in ourselves with our own eating. What do you eat for breakfast? Do you use supplements? What do you eat before and after training?
Today we will look at a typical day of eating for Scott. We’ll discover what works for him to stay super lean, fuel his elite level CrossFit and endurance pursuits and maintain his manic high energy when working on the gym floor.
Hopefully this may give you a few ideas for your own eating habits and inspire you to think more about what your eating looks like. It is important to realise that this is what works for Scott as an individual given his waking times, work commitments, training intensity and volume. Lets have a look at a typical day for Scott.
5:20am: breakfast - 1/2c blue berries, 1/2c raspberries, almond slices, scoop of protein powder, and 1/2c jalna greek yoghurt
8:15am: snack – 1 carrot, 1 cucumber, 1 tin tuna, 3 brazil nuts
12:00pm: lunch – frozen veggies (carrots, cauliflower, and brocolli), fish (salmon, tuna, snapper)
2.00pm: train – strength or metabolic
3:30pm: snack – apple, protein drink w/h2o, 6 almonds
7:30pm: dinner – beef stir fry with capsicum (red and green), onion, carrot, and small scoop of cauliflower rice
I’m handing the keyboard over to Scott to answer a few questions about his food:
What do you think the key to eating well is? Planning ahead of time, so you have the right foods when you need them and you don’t have to make a quick (usually unfavourable choice) decision about what to eat. I do a big shop on Sunday and then cook several things to get ready for the lunches I’m not able to make on the day.
What do you think you do well with your food? I always try to make sure I have a balance with all the 3 major nutrients (carbs, protein, and fats) in every meal.
Where could you do better and do you want to? Not eat so many nuts in the evening after dinner.
Advice for anyone reading? Give the favourable foods a try even if you don’t think you like them. If you put them with other foods you do like, you will begin to like them more as your taste buds start to get used to the flavours of the new foods. A change in your mindset about certain foods can go a long way to better health.