As much as I believe in the importance of a good diet, and try to practice what I preach, I’ve never written a comprehensive post or much at all on food in the real world. Since I get a lot of questions about the right diet, I thought I’d get things going by looking at what I eat.
Below is almost everything I ate over a 24-hour period. It’s not totally typical of a regular day. I fasted only about 14 hours between dinner and breakfast, i.e. I didn’t really fast, and I also lifted weights that day, something I only do about every 4 days. Also, the dinner looks pretty light for a workout day, and that’s because it was from the night before. I had a huge pork chop the night of my workout.
How I started on my day: coffee and supplements. I take other supplements too, but either at meals or bed time. Not pictured: I also take IP6 and resveratrol, both in powder form, with morning coffee.
Since I lifted weights that day, before my workout I had a whey shake with 5 grams of creatine added. Doesn’t look terribly appetizing, as it’s unflavored and unsweetened, but it’s not bad at all really.
Breakfast. Yes, that’s a corn tortilla, 10 grams of carbs. Not paleo, but I do eat a few of these.
I was still hungry. Not pictured: a cup of tea with a shot of cream.
Two hours later, hungry again. I like this little dish which I think I invented. It’s tasty, very easy and quick, and healthy. I had 2 of them that day.
I went out that day, which I only do maybe once a week, so I had a scotch. Nice pour, too.
Dinner, before cooking.
Dinner, about to eat.
Probably a light day, maybe even too light. I never count calories or macros, but I do try to get enough protein with each meal, and get extra protein on workout days. I virtually always keep carbs low, usually well under 100 grams a day, often under 50. My protein intake is on the order of 100 or more grams a day, so it’s around 1.3 to 1.4 grams per kilogram of body weight.
Though I occasionally cheat (see tortillas above), one thing I rarely do is eat processed or fast food. This adds a bit of work, since if you’re out and about, crap food is almost all that’s available, unless you want to pay up. So, almost all of my meals are cooked and eaten at home.