I have been taught by my first trainer how and when to eat and I think I've gotten pretty good at it.
He has me do the following:
Eat a breakfast that contains protein
Eat every 2-3 hours to maintain my metabolism
Eat a snack such as fruit just before I hit the gym
Eat a lean protein within 30 minutes of a workout
Eat lots of fruits and veggies.
Like I said I have gotten pretty good at this. I have mastered peeling a clementine and eating it during between-class hall duty. I have learned to cook boiled eggs ahead of time so I have lean protein (I don't eat the yolk) on hand as soon as I walk in from the gym. I've learned how to pack my lunch box really full to get all o my snacks in right up until gym time.
Now my next step in my nutrition... Take note of my calories. I'm supposed to stay under 1,500 a day and I'm not sure that is a problem when I'm eating my little meals every 2-3 hours. Sometimes, however, I can really be surprised when I count the calories. So this week my mission is to carefully record all of my caloric intake in a food journal. Last Jan. When I lost 20 lbs I was counting calories regularly.
Also this week:
My first full week back from being sick.
My last training session with Greg
Setting up my first session with Chad
I am going to start weighing on Monday mornings at home.
So let the week begin! With a day off work (MLK day tomorrow).
I often have trouble with my eating plan on days off because my eating is part of my daily routine and when I don't have hall duty I forget to eat my snacks. Lol
It's also easy to sleep late enough that breakfast doesn't happen and that is real bad.
Hears to a 4 day work week!