Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your diet, pre contest and during the off season:
Jonathan and I make our own diets and we like to have variety when we eat so every day I changed it up and made another diet during my competition. This is an example of a day when I am preparing for a competition. Sometimes I put my calories even lower, it depends on the day.
Diet | First competition 2 weeks out:
- 30 grams ACP Diet Fit Shake + 1x ACP omega 3 softgel + 1x Special Two Now and T+
- 100 grams salmon +25 grams brown rice + 150 grams broccoli.
- 30 grams ACP Diet Fit Shake + T+
- 100 grams chicken breast + 25 grams unsalted almonds + 150 grams broccoli.
- Before training 14 grams IQ Nutrition Bezerk
- During training 30 grams IQ Nutrition Vitargo + 10 grams IQ Nutrition 4:1:1 BCAA’s
- After training 10 grams IQ Nutrition 4:1:1 BCAA’s
- 3 whole eggs + 25 grams oatmeal and T+
- 30 grams ACP Diet Fit Shake + 1x ACP omega 3 softgel + 1x Special Two Now.
- Before I sleep I take 1tsp of GABA from IQ Nutrition with water.
- Kcal: 1362 | Protein: 157 g | Carbs: 98 g | Fat: 39 g
- Protein: 46% | Carbs: 28% | Fat: 26%
Off season diet:
When I am in the off season I eat around 2500 calories or more. I try to eat as clean as possible and I put my carbs higher because I want to gain more muscle. I don’t really count the calories off season but I just watch what I eat.
- 75 grams of oatmeal with 3 whole eggs and a scoop of IQ nutrition Isowhey chocolate.
- 30 minutes before training 1 scoop of IQ nutrition Bezerk
- During training 30 grams of Vitargo + 10 grams of BCAA 4:1:1 from IQ Nutrition
- After training 10 grams of BCAA 4:1:1 from IQ Nutrition
- 75 grams of oatmeal with 2 whole eggs and a scoop of IQ nutrition Isowhey + a whole banana.
- Whole wheat spaghetti 75 grams with 100 grams of chicken breast and 200 grams of vegetables.
- 30 grams of Isowhey from IQ Nutrition.
- 100 grams of salmon with sliced tomato.
- 30 grams of casein + 50 grams of almonds.
- Before sleep I take 1tsp of GABA from IQ Nutrition with water.
Do you weigh all your food and track the numbers when it comes to calories of everything you eat? Do you think it is necessary?
Yes I do especially before a competition because it’s all about portion size to get in shape and eat the right things. When I count my calories I can see exactly how much fat, protein and carbs I take in per day. This way I can get in shape fast. It’s like maths don’t you think 😉
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