Today Was a Good Day

Today I’d like to give you a glimpse into my boring, but effective, dietary life.

When I’m eating in a bit of a caloric deficit to lose body fat, the bane of my existence is eating small, insignificant meals throughout the day because I never get that satisfied feeling in my stomach. Oh sure, I have enough mental willpower to last for a day or two like this, but by day three I’m ready to eat Yogi, Boo Boo and all the goodies in their pick-i-nic basket.

In order to solve this problem, I simply have less overall meals but make them larger to the point where I actually kinda sorta feel full after eating. Some days I eat 2 meals, and on others I eat 3, but regardless of the meal breakdown, my only focus is hitting my macronutrient goals for the day with foods that make my soul smile.

Pic #1 (from the left)
1lb broccoli
1 glorious cinnabon
10 oz grilled chicken breast
16 oz 1% milk
80 g protein  (whey/casein blend)
1/2 lb blueberries
1/2 lb strawberries

Pic #2
10 oz turkey burgers
10 oz chicken breast
6 oz salmon
1 magnificent cinnabon
1/2lb strawberries

Pic #3
15 oz rib eye steak
4 cups of green beans (I almost finished eating them before I realized that I forgot to take the picture)

Not shown in the pictures: Fish oil, multi-vitamin and Vitamin D capsules.

Do you notice a trend developing here? A variety of protein, fruit and vegetable sources that I enjoy eating. I actually love fat a helluva lot more than I enjoy carbs, and since I was trying to control my intake I scaled back the carbs in sake of more fat in my meals.

And now, for your viewing pleasure. Check back tomorrow for a user friendly guide I’ve put together on counting calories and how you can make it work for you.

Photo Credit: id-iom

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  1. says

    Good pictures! I should probably add some of mine to my own blog…

    Anyway, I identify with you on the bigger vs smaller meals. I never really liked snacks, anyway.

    • says

      Hey Greg,

      It all depends on how I’m feeling on a particular day. That day I was feeling pretty hungry, and it was a training day, so I ate a bit more than I normally do.

      For the most part, on training and non training days, I tend to do best with just 2 big meals. Every now and then I’ll throw in a 3rd meal of mostly protein and carbs if I had more volume in my workout than normal.

      • says

        Thanks for the quick reply Rog.

        My big questions then are:
        – What time are you having these meals.
        – Is there some eat stop eat work going on here?
        – To include workout nutrition?
        – This has proven successful for you when trying to sexify the bod?

        • says

          What time are you having these meals?

          I used to eat all my meals between a 2pm and 10pm window, but now I eat between 9am and 5pm.

          Is there some eat stop eat work going on here?

          Some intermittent fasting is going on for sure. Check out this for more details.

          To include workout nutrition?

          I like to keep things simple and just add more carbs in on my workout days and keep them lower on my off days. Usually an additional 100g or so of carbs on my training days, sometimes more if I need the extra calories.

          This has proven successful for you when trying to sexify the bod?

          Yes indeedy feed the needy! Its the most effective strategy I’ve used when trying to lean out, mainly because it keeps my hunger at bay.


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