If you follow my Instagram, you will know that I have just started a heavy lifting program. It is important to challenge yourself with your workouts, not only for your own sense of accomplishment, but to continue to see changes in your body, strength and fitness. However, now that I am lifting heavier weights with lower reps, I need to take extra care of my body. So I have implemented these few changes to my diet:
In short Acetyl L-carnitine is an amino acid the body uses to turn fat into energy. I take 2 grams in my shaker during a workout. It doesn’t taste the best, but I combine it with this next one…
Revive is a BCAA (branch chain amino acid), which can help you get a more intense workout, by reducing the amount of serotonin released into the body, preventing fatigue. They can also help reduce protein breakdown, which is essential when building strength, muscle and aiding in recover. I take 2 scoops during my workout and as a bonus, it hides the taste of the creatine.
I usually take some protein, but now that I’ve changed my program I am making a big effort to increase my protein intake. I have been having at least 1 shake a day made with 1 scoop of protein powder and water. Occasionally I have 2 shakes a day but only if I’m hungry.
I’m making some changes to my diet, which isn’t entirely because of my training, its also because I think my progress has stunted a bit, so its time to change things up. So at the moment, a days food is:
- 0630 Oats with water
- 0930 protein shake and a banana (post workout)
- 1330 chicken breast with greens, or stir fry
- 1600 nuts and an apple
- 1830 meat and veg
- 2000 Superfood ball
I am still eating some dark chocolate if I want it and having a takeaway night every fortnight. So its not super strict… Just cleaning it up a bit. Ill let you know how it goes.