Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day #2

The crew diligently reading up on "Dirty Grains" at Bryce's Nutrition Seminar.

Let's help each other out. Anytime you find great deals on produce, meats, or just great places to go eat, post it!


  1. Yesterday was my first day trying Zone out. I ate food I didn't especially like and gorged myself on vegetables because 6 cups of lettuce is one block and I had to eat two blocks per meal. I also forgot to snack. I didn't feel like I had much in tank yesterday during the workout, and I'm thinking the snacking pre-wod would have helped. Not an especially successful day.

    Today I am determined to do better. I had 2 eggs over easy with steamed portabellas and 10 grapes on the side. I also had 1/2 tsp of neufchatel (cream cheese) for my fat. Not paleo, I know, but finding fats to eat is surpisingly difficult, since, as we've discussed, I am not an effing squirrel and not into nuts/seeds.

    Bryce said not to worry if I can't eat the full 2 blocks of carbs, which I think will make this day go by much easier.

    I'm also going to go to Whole Foods today and get some protein bars for post-wod (and possibly pre-wod). Any suggestions on which are good ones to try?

  2. Kerry, Think bars are awesome! They are gluten-free, 20g protein, and delicious :)

  3. Hey Kerry, I second Alison--I tried out the think thin bars over the past few days and they were really good. I also like Clif's Builder Bar (not the normal clif bar, also has 20g protein) for pre/post workout.

  4. If you guys are into Think Thin Bars I'd still suggest cruising over to bodybuilding.com They have those bars for $16.99 per 10pc box. I'm not really sure what they run in the store but this website is usually pretty good on price.

  5. Breakfast (9am):

    -4 eggs
    -approx. 3 oz chorizo
    -3 campari tomatoes
    -5 grams fish oil

    No Lunch :(

    Dinner (7:30pm):

    -7-10oz approx. Pork Roast
    -1 cup sauted spinach
    -1 apple
    -Handful pecans
    -5g fish oil

  6. As part of the extended family of CFC, I too have decided that this would be good for me. I've been doing pretty well with Paleo since I started. I was zone portioning off and on for a while and have fallen off since the start of this quarter. Now that I've started winter training, I want to make the most of it. In doing this I'm hoping to see my erg times come down. My scores have been pretty solid (thanks to more weight training) but the endurance aspect is still a work in progress.

    I'll also back up Alison on the Think Thin bars...I'm a fan too.

  7. 9 am -Apple

    11 am- 4 oz turkey, sirloin, onion, pepper mix

    2:30 pm- 3 eggs 2 whites 1 yolk, bacon 3 strips no nitrates low sodium, small cup of fruit 6 grapes, 3 slices honeydew, 5 small pieces of banana (yes I know, no banana).

    4:15 pm- 12 raw almonds

    5pm WOD

    6 pm - 40g pro-13g carb shake

    8pm- 4.5 oz chicken-the the Elizabeth veggie mix, roasted carrots, butter nut squash, onion, zuchinni. 4 celery stalks.

    3 cups of black coffee today

  8. 20g fish oil
    all that good stuff is E's mix

  9. If you get bored (and you cook) and are looking for more Zone/Paleo recipes here's a ton of them to go through. (Note, some are paleo some are Zone)


  10. Ended last night with 24 almonds and an apple.

    515am 4-6oz of Bulgogi (marinated steak), 1 cup green beans 1 sweet potato, 6 fish oil caps
    7am 24 almonds
    1pm 8oz Bulgogi 1/3 cup red cabbage
    3pm 1 sweet potato, 16 almonds
    5pm WOD
    6pm Chipotle (Diet always goes bad when I don't prep) Ate immediately after Wod So broke down and got some grains (rice, carnitas, tomatoes, guac and lettuce) drink=1/2 tea 1/2 lemonade x2 I'll consider this a cheat. So that's one cheat meal for this week.
    10pm 10oz pork chop, 1/4 cup of cabbage (originally had 1/2 cup but couldn't eat any more) hit up a sweet potato to make up the rest of the carbs. It was a big sweet potato, 10.7 oz. about to choke down 16 more almonds and 7 fish oil caps.

    Not exactly sure what I'm going to do for breakfast tomorrow as I have a 415am wake up call...we'll see.

  11. Tues 11/17/09:
    Pre-workout, 6:00 am: 1 scoop whey, 1 cup apple sauce
    Post-workout, 7:00 am: 1 scoop whey, 1 scoop caesin/carb (muscle milk powder)
    Snack, 10:00 am: 3 whole eggs scrambled, mushrooms, 1/3 avocado, 2 fish oil
    Snack, 12:30 pm: 3 egg whites, 1 apple, 20-30 walnuts
    Lunch, 3:30 pm: grilled chicken breast, 1/3 avocado, handful of mixed berries
    Pre-CF WOD, 6:00 pm: think thin protein bar
    Post-CF WOD, 8:00 pm: 1 scoop whey, 1 scoop caesin/carb, 5g creatine
    Dinner, 9:00pm: bowl of paleo chili