Yesterday was my first day on my brand spanking new intermittent fasting diet protocol, and so far I’m feeling great. I thought it might be useful for people starting out along the same lines to see how I designed my diet for my first workout day.
Find out how I calculated all the macro’s and calorie requirements here.
So first I headed over to MyFitnessPal and created an account. Then, the fun began!
If you remember from my macro-nutrient article, I found that (including the workout itself) my body would require 2,248 calories on workout days.
So then I sat and put together a meal plan that hit (as closely as possible) the correct calories and weights for each macro-nutrient. This is what I came up with. Don’t forget that with Leangains, you eat all of your food in an 8 hour window. I decided to be a hero and end my fast at about 6pm (no breakfast, no lunch) after doing this kettlebell routine that I put together.
I thought I’d feel absolutely terrible having not eaten all day and then training on an empty stomach, but I found something pretty interesting – I felt great.
Here’s the meal plan I came up with to hit the above numbers.
- First I had the bacon with boiled broccoli.
- Then a whole tub of cottage cheese.
- Then a HUGE meal of rice, kidney beans, mackerel and butter.
It was delicious. I hit my macro’s almost perfectly – boom!
I’ll write another meal-plan for a rest day tomorrow, so you can see an example of that too. Let me know if you need any more help with your leangains meals.