Tuesday, January 6, 2009
How many meals a day do you eat?
I sometimes think back on the days when I religiously ate 6 meals a day.
You know, to REALLY kick my metabolism into overdrive and of course to become huge lifting weights hours a day. What a hassle that was! The sheer anxiety I used to get when oh g'd forbid I missed a meal and would loose all that muscle mass that I worked for so hard.
As Forest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does"
In contrast here's yesterday;
Worked out in a fasted state in the morning (7:30 am) for about 15 minutes and walked my dog for about 30 minutes. Around 1:30 pm I left my office and went to Whole Foods to grab some lunch. So my first meal of the day arrived a little before 2 pm. I ate some lettuce, spinach leaves, turkey, meat, onion, garlic, and evoo. Per the scale at Whole Foods, I ate about a pound of food. (Side note, I'm really not much of a Whole Foods fan, but the salad/food bar is a saviour at times when I'm short on time or unprepared with my office food container.)
At 6:00pm I met a co-worker at the new gym he now belongs to, and joined him for a workout.
He's been intrigued for a long time by my work outs, and asked if I could show him my short Routine. So I did. We did the following; pull up ladders. I did one, he did one. I did two, he did two. All the way up to five and then back down again. We did 2 sets. Strict pull ups, all the way down. As he was breathing heavy, he said; I don't get it, I can do 10 of those normally with out being too tired. Well we just did 50 pull ups.
Then incline dumbell presses. 15, 8 and 4. Next seated dumbell shoulder presses for 15,8 and 4.
Then some seated one legged presses, again for 15, 8 and 4. Then we did planks. 5 reps of respectively; 30 seconds, 45, seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds, 45 seconds. Then we walked outside for 15 minutes swinging our arms and talking. I was home by 7 and made a little feats to reward myself and....I was HUNGRY ;-)
Ribs and kobe beef kabobs (both were ready in the fridge to be put on the grill) I rubbed a little butter on the kebabs as they were grilling.
This is easy,delicious and refreshing;
Nappa cabbage salad.
Shred the cabbage, add some scallion, a few slices of a mild spicy pepper (don't know the name)
pistachios, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and a heaping spoon of vegenaise. (I didn't have any home made mayo left)
I'll have some left overs for breakfast or lunch.
So how many meals a day do you eat? Is it pretty random? Sometimes 4, sometimes 1?
Hit me up with you typical eating day.
ENJOY and SMILE.