Anonymous said: what do you eat on a day to day basis? im vegatarian but could use some ideas
Note: I do not normally track what I eat anymore. I’m currently just trying to maintain weight, which I find I do if I just eat what I feel like eating. I tracked when I was losing weight, and will again when I decide to lose a little more, but it’s not necessary for me when I’m maintaining. I have however tracked a few times randomly just to check if I’m doing alright in regards to protein, which I always do. I go for 1.5 grams per kg, so 180 grams.
Well now that it’s summer, it’s pretty different from the way I normally eat. I eat breakfast and lunch at work, and I’m limited in my choices, and too lazy/don’t have the time to bring food, so I usually just eat bread and avocado for breakfast and lunch. My protein intake is a little lower now, but I try working around this by drinking more soy milk. Anyway, this is what I ate today:
Breakfast: Five slices of bread, one avocado
Lunch: Six slices of bread, one avocado
After work: 500 grams of strawberries, a liter of soy milk, some nuts
Dinner: 100 grams of rice noodles, 400 grams of vegetarian “minced meat,” a bunch of kale, a liter of chocolate soy milk
I quickly added this together at myfitnesspal, and this equals about 3700 calories, and 180 grams of protein. I normally maintain my 122-125 kg bodyweight at 4000 calories, but now that I’m working on the farm, which is pretty labor intensive most days, I might be close to 4500. I’ll probably drink some more soy milk and have some nuts later this evening.
Good to see my jerk improve. I think I have 120+ in me, I just got to get confident at higher weights. When I was trying 110 the first times, I was pretty nervous, but after waving back up it felt better.
Back squats felt really tough. Next heavy day on the program is 170x5x5, which I’m not sure I’ll be able to do, which means a small reset. That’s ok though, by the time I’ll be back up again I’ll be back in school, and generally a little better off in terms of recovery.
Decent training. Clean and jerks went ok. My back is really sore from work, so I belted up for squats again. Depth is questionable from that angle, but probably right around/below parallel, for those of you who care.
My snatches were decent yesterday, and because of it I made my first ever attempts at 100. I think it was stupid though, because the gym was crowded and that always puts me on edge. Also, when I was setting up for my first try, this guy who once yelled at me for “dropping” the weight when doing pendlay rows but now all of a sudden wants to be my friend started asking me all sorts of questions.
Back squats were tougher than they should be, but, eh. That same guy was amazed at my back squat though, saying “wow, that’s more than Axel Lund Svindal [some Norwegian alpine skier or something].” So at least I can squat more than some ski dude.