Thanks a bunch for all the responses. I really appreciate it.
What, exactly, did you eat yesterday?[/quote]
I understand the important role nutrition plays here. I used to log my food for months and months, until eventually i realized i pretty much eat the same things everyday. I feel like i have gotten good at eyeing things out and making adjustments. Obviously right now I am eating more than i would during a maintenance period.
1st meal-3 whole eggs,4 -6 egg whites, two servings plain oatmeal. 1/4 cup unsweatend applesauce. Every once in a while I will change it up with whole wheat toast and 1 serving oatmeal.
2nd meal- If i am extremely busy I eat a clif builders bar. I feel like this is probably the worst part of my diet. But I figure on a bulk it wouldnt hurt too much. An apple and some nuts
3rd meal- Either grilled chicken over a big salad. Or a whole grain whole wheat wrap, chicken breast, tomato, lettuce, and avacado.
4th meal- usually my pre workout meal. a banana, more nuts. If im home maybe some peanut butter. Or A clif bar if I didnt have one in my 2nd meal.
I drink Anaconda, MAG-10 and Surge Workout Fuel mixture during training.
5th meal- post workout. Metabolic Drive shake. chicken steak or fish, sometimes a potato or sweet potato, always vegetables like brocoli, green beans, salad etc…
6th meal- greek yogurt, blue berries. or cottage cheese and peanut butter
I also drink a ton of milk. orange juice with my first meal (real orange juice).
That is just a basic idea of what a normal day looks like. I train MMA once a week (backing off for the bulk ) and on that day i make sure to eat more carbs from potatoes oatmeal and fruit. I sometimes switch the order of the meals around.
Not sure if you wanted to critique my diet, or just make sure I know how important eating right is. Feel free to give me suggestions though, always looking for input.