A Day In the Life of Tony’s Gastrointestinal Tract, Part II
Posted Oct 08 2009 10:00pm
First off, I love this comment left this morning by “Orthorexic” in my original post from the other day:
yeah! No carbZ and tonZ of vegetables. Oh, actually some carbZ but only from an insanely obscure ancient, secrect, lost grain that won’t make teh insulinZ spike and make you fat.
Jonny Bowden is a supplement pushing quack.
But each to his own, if you dig that stuff keep doing it.
1. I find it comical that someone can judge my entire diet and think they have a general grasp of how I eat, when I only posted ONE meal for the day.
2. Too, I also find it comical that people who have nothing better to do than talk shit over the interwebZ never seem to use their real name. Weird how that works.
Nevertheless, moving on, lets see what the rest of my day looks like. As I noted previously, I typically wake up around 7AM and not too long thereafter, am dominating breakfast.
We typically don’t start training clients till 1PM at CP. As such, we generally like to get a lift in around 11. At this point, I’m still fairly full from breakfast, but will eat a small meal an hour or so beforehand. Today it was:
1 Metabolic Drive Bar- Chocolate Chunk.
Again, I usually train like an hour after this, so I don’t want to eat anything too big that will bog me down or upset my stomach. Other options here would be a protein shake with a banana or maybe a small piece of fruit with a handful of almonds.
11:30 to 1- Lift heavy stuff. Today (which was two days ago technically), Eric and I continued this deadlift specialization routine that he devised.
1 cup cottage cheese 1/2-1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4-1/2 cup rolled oats 1 tbsp ground flax seeds 1 scoop vanilla Metabolic Drive (protein powder) A dash of nutmeg and cinnamon 1/2-1 cup frozen mixed berries 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Basically I take all the ingredients listed above and mix them in a bowl. I know it sounds gross (and it looks gross), but it’s delicious. This meal is not only packed with lots of protein, but tons of quality carbs and healthy fats to boot.
This meal is kind of a “wild card” on certain days. Most days, I’ll have a small Chobani yogurt with some almonds and added blueberries.
However, since we have a cafeteria right down the hall from our facility, I’ll often purchase something from there depending on what Rosemary made that day. Today, I went with the latter option:
Chicken/Taco meat psuedo whole wheat wrap doohickey with guacomole, onions, tomatoes, and salsa.
1 bag (5 oz) baby arugula/baby spinach Various amounts of mixed veggies (from container in fridge) 1 apple 2 small chicken breasts Olive oil/balsamic vinegar spray using my Misto Gourmet Sprayer Guacomole
3 whole Omega-3 eggs Handful of almonds
16 oz container of Chobani yogurt 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 tbsp Cacao Nibs 1 scoop Biotest SuperFood Just a liiiiiitle bit of chocolate protein powder for a little sweetness
4 capsules Flame Out 3 capsules ZMA
A Few Side Notes:
1. You’re really dumb if you don’t eat breakfast everyday. No seriously, you’re pretty dumb. It’s been well established in the literature that people who consistently eat breakfast are leaner than those who don’t. What’s more, those who eat breakfast tend to eat LESS later on in the day- hence the whole “people who eat breakfast tend to be leaner” part. And while I don’t have any scientific research to back this up, I’m pretty sure there’s a direct correlation between my girlfriend having breakfast and whether or not I’ll be hanging out with Hitler later on in the day.
2. My intestinal flora can kick your intestinal flora’s ass.
3. You’re correct “Orthorexic,” I don’t have a lot of sugar and/or processed carbs in my diet. Then again, I’m certainly not scared to take my shirt off at the beach, and I don’t live in my mom’s basement. That counts for something
4. I’m a firm believer in fluctuating one’s caloric intake based off activity level. Training days are a little different compared to non-training days, obviously, On non-training days, I’ll typically have one less meal during the day, as well as ingest the bulk of my carbohydrates earlier in the day.
5. While I know it seems like I have an exemplary diet, I’m certainly not scared to let loose from time to time. I’ll usually go out for a nice dinner on the weekends, and am not scared to order dessert or a quesadilla (or two) as well.
6. I’m generally drinking nothing but water and/or green tea during the day. Sometimes I forget to drink while I’m coaching athletes, but I usually try to get at least a gallon everyday.
So there you have it. A typical day in the life of my gastrointestinal tract. If people are interested, I could always show what a non-training day looks like, but I don’t know if I want to bore you that much.