Here’s the deal. Weight is an issue in my family. That’s just the way it is. I have lost a lot of weight over the last 10 years and have kept most of it off, but I have a never ending battle with about 50 pounds. I am now powerlifting competitively and want to be in a certain weight class and be as strong as I can.. plus I want to be strong and healthy as I get further away from what people refer to as “youth.”

No more fads.. No more quick fixes. Just science and long term goals for me.

When my trainer told me my eating plan, which is much heavier in crabs then anything I have ever done I thought she was crazy, but I kept my mouth shut and listened.. and took some time to really think on it. Two things came up that are important.

#1. Nothing else has worked for me.. so why keep doing what doesn’t work?

#2. It was very similar to a plan that the only other qualified nutritionist I have ever spoken to gave me.

#3. The reoccurring lesson in my life tends to revolve around patience.

Yes that’s 3 but the last one just came to me.. and I must stick with this and let it run it’s course.

and for good measure here is a 4th.. no one likes to go against the “grain” and must people that are focused on dropping weight would think this is INSANE. I must remember that my focus isn’t dropping weight.. it’s being strong and healthy both competitively and for many years to come.

Basically I am eating 5 meals a day with each meal being 24g of protein and 108g of carbs. ( 118g of protein and 541g for the entire day) Drinking lots of water and sticking with healthy fats. (FYI: It is slightly different on lifting days)

Here is how a day of meals will look…

Meal 1:                    Carbs                    Protein

Oatmeal with goodies and a Apple on the side

2 cups Oatmeal       50g                          11g

1 oz Pecans            5g                            2.6g

Banana                   29g                           1g

Chia Seeds              6g                             10g

Apple                       21g                          1.7g

Totals:  112g Carbs / 27g Protein

Meal 2:                        Carbs                      Protein

Smoothie Susie Style! (plus a pear)

2 cups Almond Milk       2g                           2g

1 Banana                      29g                         1g

1c Blueberries               21g                         2g

1 egg                            1.12g                       12.6g

1 tbs Chia Seeds            6 g                          10g

Vega Sport                      16g                         0g

Pear                                25g                        .5g

Totals:                         100.12                     28.1g

Meal 3:                         Carbs                      Protein

Salmon and side

85g Salmon                       0g                            16g

2 cups Root veggies          108g                        5g

Totals:                               108g                         21g

Meal 4:                               Carbs                       Protein

Quick .. Easy.. Yummy!

55g Tuna                                0g                                 11g

1 c Brown Rice                     86g                                10g

Salsa                                       7g                                   1.5g

Totals:                                    93g                                22.5g

Meal 5:                                   Carbs                             Protein

Pasta a plenty!

4 oz GF Pasta:                           84g                                8g

1 cp Red pepper:                       3g                                    1g

1/2 cp zuccini                            4g                                  2g

1/2 cp onions                             7g                                 1g

1 cp mushrooms                        8g                                  2g

Apple                                            21g                                1.7g

Total:                                       127g                                 15.7g

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