Posted by: Mitch | 2007/05/13

Training plan

Hi there

I play rugby 3 times a week and gym 3 times a week (weight training) and i just find these training nutrition programmes from like mens health so pointless because they almost make it like the person sits at home all day to make food do you have any ideas for a person that works 8 to 5 and is very active i do take diet fuel at the moment but i know i need carbohydrates because of all the activity i do. Basically i good training diet that i can sort out quickly

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Hi Mitch

Glad that you are focused on supporting your training with good nutrition. I know it is a hard task to train and prepare all those meals, but if you don’t plan you plan to fail. Once you have determined your daily calorie need and have split it into six meals comprising 50-60% carbs, 15-25% protein and 20% fat you will be on a good diet! You can fill in with the diet fuel to make up your nutritional need – best to take your diet fuel immediately after trainings.

Some suggestions to make your eating regime easier:

Raw oats or oatbran for breakfast with fat free yoghurt – add some protein powder if you like – all bought stuff nothing to prepare!

Snack times – always combine a carb with a protein:
Venison biltong with a fruit.
Tub of cottage cheese with a fruit.
Meal replacement shakes or bar.
Yoghurt with 5-10 nuts.

Lunch or dinners:
Protein: bulk prepare you chicken breast or ostrich mince e.g a curry and freeze it in portions or use tuna from a tin or cottage cheese from a tub.
Carbs: bulk prepare your rice and lentil mix and freeze in portions or boil a few sweet potatoes and keep in the fridge as needed. Alternatively use baked beans or chic peas from a tin.
Veggies: Steam broccoli or cauliflower for 6 min in the microwave – quick! Or eat raw carrots, beetroot from a bottle, or peas and corn from tins.

Good luck!

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