Well first of all I am SLOWLY learning that I really don't need nearly as much protein as I thought!! I have always disregarded "protein" requirements because of the training I do. I thought that only those people who were sedentary needed less. I was consuming about 20-30 grams of protein each meal....crazy!!! I even had been avoiding fruit. You can ask any competitor and they all ( especially close to show time) drop fruit out of their diet.
So after alot of research I discovered this theory of 80/10/10. 80% of your diet coming from carbs ( fruits) 10 percent protein ( which you CAN get in your veggies!!) and 10 percent fat ( nuts, avocados).
Now don't get me wrong.....I thought the second I start putting fruit into my meals again I am going to balloon up. Well....that is NOT the case I am happy to report!! Yesterday I ate only fruits and veggies and an avacado and felt great.
Here is what I ate today:
Breakfast: 4 Bananas, 3 dates
Post Workout: smoothie of water, bananas, strawberries, and kale
Lunch: HUGE spinach salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado
Mid afternoon: three more bananas!!
Dinner: Zucchini pasta with homemade raw marinara sauce, sprinkled with a few chopped pecans and hemp seeds
Dessert: banana, strawberries and blueberries
I feel great! Haven't had a lull all day and got through a very intense workout without having to rest once!!!
I think this just may work for me!!! I'll let you know if the ballooning begins....lol