As part of my current health and fitness program, I am currently following a timed nutrition program, so this post may look a little different from my previous meal prep posts.
On this program, I am supposed to eat five small(ish) meals per day, timed around my workouts. Since I’ll be working out in the morning before school (I’m a teacher), a typical schedule looks something like this:
4:15 am: Breakfast (protein + vegetable + carb + a tsp of oil)
4:45-5:45: Work out
5:50: Post-workout protein shake and a piece of fruit
7:00: School Day Begins
7:55 (Between classes): Second Breakfast (Hobbit-style…) (protein + vegetable + carb + a tsp of oil)
11:15 (During my prep period): Meal #1 (Elevenses, in keeping with the Hobbit theme) (protein + fruit + vegetable)
2:30 (After school): Meal #2 (protein + fruit + vegetable + carb + healthy fat + a tsp of oil)
6:00 (Dinner): Meal #3 (protein + carb + vegetable + fat)
30 minutes before bed (on workout days only): Protein shake
I’m hoping that this will be a simple, easy to follow plan. It feels like a LOT of food, but I’m hoping that it will give me the energy to fuel my workouts and my day!