We’ve already seen what Scott eats on a typical day. Today we take a closer look at Hoodie’s nutrition. Hoodie has a classic Personal Trainers day with a very early start (i.e. 6am) and a very late finish (i.e. 8pm). With this routine it would be easy to justify resorting to quick, less than ideal food options. With a little organisation, Hoodie has found a routine that supports long hours at the gym, an intense training regime and a lean and athletic body composition. Lets have a look at what Hoodie eats on a typical work day.
Wake Up – 5am (7.5 hours sleep)
Breakfast – 5:30am – Yogurt, with raspberries, blueberries. 2 slices of smoked salmon
Morning Snack – 9am – Mountain bread wrap with spinach, tuna in olive oil and half an avocado
Lunch – 12pm – Chicken stir-fry with broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, capsicum and cashews. Sauce: Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mixed herbs and paprika.
Training – 2pm – Strength or Metabolic session
Post Training – 3:30pm – Protein shake with rice milk
Afternoon Snack – 5pm – 3 slices of turkey, apple and almonds
Dinner – 9pm – Meatballs made with almond meal and broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, capsicum and tomato puree.
Sleep – 10pm
Now over to Hoodie to answer a few questions about his nutrition.
a) What basic principles do you follow to guide your food choices?I try to eat as much real food as possible, such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts. I also think about getting all 3 macro nutrients (protein, carbs and good fats) in every meal, so I have all pieces of the puzzle!
b) Do you adjust your food intake depending on the workout you are going to do? Not really, I seem to be able to eat just before I train and never feel sick, although I usually try and time it so I eat about 2 hours before I train. I like having a bigger meal before strength sessions and smaller snacks before metabolic ones.
c) What’s your achilles heal and do you have any strategies to deal with it? I used to struggle with eating breakfast, but after I found yogurt and berries, it’s now my favourite meal of the day!
d) Any general advice to those reading? For those who find it a struggle to keep organised, try simple and quick options such as tinned tuna, deli meats, frozen vegetables, frozen berries, omelets etc. Don’t try and over complicate it, usually the simple options are the most effective.