What This Vegan Bodybuilder Eats In A Day [Intermittent Fasting, 6/4/16]

I thought I’d do another day of eating video, since it has been a number of months since my previous installment, and they seem to receive positive reception.

A bit of a forward, however, before we begin:

1. I am cutting right now, so my calories are below resting maintenance needs on the daily.

2. This day of eating was built for my body and goals, where I am at right now, so don’t blindly copy it. But, feel free to use it for general ideas.

3. I utilize a 16:8 intermittent fasting protocol, so keep that in mind when noting the timing of my meals.

One note, this particular day of eating will be slightly higher calorically. On the last meal I treated myself… but, healthfully so… as you will see.

So, let’s get right into this shit, shall we?

Around 10am, I woke up, and had my ritual 16 ounces of black coffee.

On most days, I’d wake around 8am — but, this was a Saturday, hence the exception.

Also, I don’t drink coffee to energize myself. I keep emphasizing this in various videos, but people keep making the same accusations about me.

I am resistant, I repeat that, RESISTANT to the stimulant effects of caffeine. Always have been.

I can dump back 16 oz. black, and sleep like a baby just 30 minutes later. I kid you not!

On a reverse note, I am also resistant to anaesthesia. I don’t know if these two opposite resistances are related, but it is interesting to note.

So, I drink coffee purely for it’s health, physique and performance benefits like, but not limited to: positive effects on glucose metabolism and fat loss, increases in the good HDL cholesterol, and decreases in inflammation.

And, even a positive effect on strength, as I discussed in a previous video, which you will find in the references.

So, that’s why I drink coffee!

Got it?… Good!

Anyhow… after that, I did not consume anything but water or tea until my first meal at 2pm.

At this meal, I cooked up 13 1/2 ounces of extra-firm tofu with 250 grams of frozen chopped spinach, and spiced to taste w/ some vegan barbeque sauce.

On the side, I enjoyed two bananas, with a sprinkle of coconut sugar and some cinnamon.

And I also had 3/4 of a tablespoon of flaxseed oil at this meal for my omega 3s.

However, once this container of oil runs out, I will be switching to whole flaxseeds instead. Unlike the oil, the seeds have a greater nutritional value.

After that meal, I didn’t consume anything more, aside from water or tea, until about 7pm.

That’s when I had 2 1/2 scoops of my custom vegan protein blend in some water w/ 5 grams of creatine monohydrate.

Some of that was to make up for the protein I would’ve been obtaining from flaxseeds, at my first meal, but as I said… I am using up my remaining oil first.

Normally, this would’ve been a post-workout shake… but, this was a rest day, and I couldn’t be fucked building more than one meal plan for this phase of my diet. So, the shake becomes a snack on rest days.

Once I consumed this protein drink, I didn’t eat again until around 9 or 10pm. Which was my final meal.

At that meal I prepared a pack of Beyond Meat grilled strips, which I cooked with 250 grams of broccoli florets, spiced to taste. And served with some vegan barbeque sauce.

Normally, I’d enjoy this meal with a blend of 454 grams of berries and three bananas… the bananas would be sprinkled with coconut sugar and some cinnamon — like I did earlier.

But, as I said, I was treating myself a bit.

So, I had the bananas, but instead of the berries I had an assortment of cut fruit and grapes!

And to make it extra-special, I purchased some reduced-fat vegan coconut whipped cream to dip the fruit into!

‘Twas fantastic!

And, I sat down and watched a movie while I enjoyed this meal.

And that was it! My day of eating.

Anyhow… feel free to kick up discussions below.

REFERENCES

Coffee – Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects https://examine.com/supplements/coffee/ ASK CORY: What If I NEVER Took Supplements? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPKPNKcJ_ec

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