I’ve started eating more beef, chicken and fish this month. Now that I’m cooking my own meals everything tastes flavourless. And I can’t cook for shit! Also I put soy sauce in everything. Why? Because I’m Asian!
Here are some pictures of my main course meals:
Frozen beef and chicken fillets stored in plastic containers for another day/week of cooking!
Steak with white rice, stir fried eggplant and vegetables.
Chicken fillets with white rice, lettuce and tomatoes.
Garlic flavoured fish with steamed; white rice, bean sprouts, tomatoes and bits of fish.
Steak and beef bits with steamed; white rice, vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Fish stuffed in tomatoes with white rice and some lettuce.
As you can see I rove rice! And my diet pretty much consists of it. I am trying to consume five meals a day including protein supplements. The trick is to portion out your meals and eat 70-75% of what makes you full so you have an appetite for your next meal.
So this month I’m trying a different protein supplement called Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey. This supplement was awarded overall supplement of the year 2009-2010 and protein powder of the year 2009-2010. I got banana cream flavour and the taste is similar to those candy banana lollies. So far I haven’t experienced any stomach problems with this supplement.
In one scoop I get:
24g of protein
5.5g of BCAAs
4g glutamine & precursors
73 Servings (Approximately)
I mix 31g (which has 24g of protein) with 250ml of milk and cosume before and after a workout.
I spent hours on the net researching ‘supplements’ and finally came across creatine and nitric oxide. After a lot of reading and finding out that these supplements are safe to take I decided to try out BSN CellMass which is a creatine supplement.
I mix 16g (which has 5g of creatine) with 250ml of water and consume after a workout.
So what is creatine? Creatine is an acid produced in the liver, pancreas and kidneys, and is transported to muscle cells saturating them. Creatine is 100% natural and can be found in many foods. (Herring, salmon, tuna, beef) Tests have proven that taking creatine may have a slight benefit in increasing muscle mass and enhancing physical performance. There are no serious effects to be concerned about. But some users have reported of:
Long term studies have not concluded whether or not creatine can lead to long term kidney damage.
I have been using this supplement on cycles, which is not necessary considering this is a newly formulated creatine called creatine ethyl ester (CEE) and can be taken whenever. I don’t want my body to become used to the supplement and then end up hitting a plateau one day. So what I’ve done is take approximately 5g of creatine a day for seven days and then have a week off. Rinse and repeat. I do occasionally get dehydrated and headaches, nothing too serious, but that’s due to not drinking enough water.
If I’ve said anything that is incorrect, please let me know ASAP!