I get a lot of questions on how I prep my food for the week.
It is SO much easier to get home from the gym and have my food already cooked for me. That way, I just pop it in the microwave and enjoy. I would probably eat only fruits and baby carrots if I didn’t prep, since they are so easy to grab and eat.
Tonight is a great example. I ate my last turkey burger and have been craving chicken lately.(I normally buy either 99% lean ground turkey or chicken breasts at the grocery store and cook them up in bulk and eat that for the week.)
I headed to the store and got 10 chicken breasts. Chicken breasts usually are about 8-10 oz a piece. Tonight, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and started cutting the fat off the chicken. Scissors make this MUCH easier.
I then cut the chicken breasts in half. I weigh them with my food scale. It never comes out ideally (perfect 4 oz cuts :)) but I just weigh them anyways. I know about how big a portion is for me, so until you are used to it, weigh them and write down the weight so you know.
Next, I season the chicken breasts (for me seasoning consists of black pepper and crushed red pepper…i know, i know. I’m soooo creative. Tell me about it. ) Maybe you could even venture out and get MORE creative and come up with a tastier concoction. I like this combo because I am used to eating plain bland chicken, but most people aren’t, so don’ t be afraid to get creative.
Then I put them in the oven and let them back for about 10-15 minutes. I don’t time it, I just check after about 10 or so minutes and then wait until they are white. (Can you tell how organized I am in real life? Haha)
That is all I do and then I have my meats ready in the refrigerator for me all week. I then cook up the starch I am going to have for the week (brown rice, quinoa or sweet potatoes usually) and same with my veggies. This week is green beans galore. I am pretty sure the check-out guy at the grocery store thought I was absolutely nuts. My cart consisted of 8 bags of frozen green beans, 5 packages of chicken breasts and 4 apples. Rock on 🙂
I am ready to kick this fat off of me. I am ready to rock a leaner body and am frankly sick of staying on plan for a week and then allowing a few treats here and there. I’m over it. I am ready to be strict and complain about it.
Here is tomorrow’s plan for food:
Meal 1: 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach
Meal 2: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp glutamine, 1 apple
Meal 3: 4-5 oz. chicken breast, 1/4 avocado, a shit-ton of green beans and some salsa to top it with.
Meal 4: Salad with chicken, coconut oil, cucumbers, salsa, and tomato
Meal 5: Same as meal 3
Meal 6: Chicken and a bunch of green beans babyyyy.
I love green beans.
*Note: As I go through the day I enter my food into Sparkpeople, that way if I am lagging in a macro, I can fill it, or if I know I need to cut back on a macro, I can accomodate for it. That isn’t what works for everyone, but it works for me. I know where my macros need to be to fuel my body and also start leaning it out.
Anyways, hope that was somewhat helpful.
I leave you with a picture of me puffing up my cheeks and eating while I drive 🙂