Preparation Is Vital For Fat Loss

I often get asked this question about what I eat on a daily basis, especially when I am busy and with seemingly limited time to prepare quite a lot of food for my day. The guys at Kinetica asked me to give the customers a snapshot of what my typical day looks like.

I have to admit, I spend a lot of money on food and with good reason.  I would rather fuel the human machine and make it function as it was designed.  Too many people complain they can’t afford to eat well or supplement effectively and with the same breath talk about buying a new exhaust to make their car sound cool- seriously!

Upon Waking- I like to be hydrated and keep my gut healthy to absorb every nutrient that I consume throughout the day.

• 500ml of filtered water and 20g of Kinetica Glutamine

Breakfast

I always plan to have something that I can start and then leave to cook whilst I am in the shower.  However of greater importance, I want to feel energized throughout the day and not crashing after a sugar load of ‘breakfast cereal’, therefore a protein based meal with plenty of vegetables is perfect for me.

• Grass fed steak, finely sliced
• 3 big handfuls of Kale
• Handful of tomatoes
• 2 courgette sliced
• 2 carrot chopped
• Season to taste

Supplements- Considering my training history and current regime then two products that I take without fail are-

• Kinetica Omega 3 – x2 capsules
• Kinetica Joint Support – x2 tablets
• Kinetica Essential 4- x2 tablets
• Vitamin D Spray- 5,000 iu
• 500ml filtered water

Mid Morning

At the moment I am looking to increase in size and have started to incorporate Oat Gain . The perfect product, especially as my gut can handle the oats and the raspberry yoghurt flavor is frighteningly tasty!


Lunch

This is made while breakfast is cooking and to keep the preparation time down I will make sure my cupboards and fridge are organised to keep it slick.  I think having slight OCD like tendencies keep my abs in check

I am a big fan of greens and brightly coloured salads (I am lucky to have a client base that bring me stuff from their garden- awesome). I add in plenty of fats from oils such as flax seed, borage, avocado and hemp.  With the addition of sliced avocado and sprinkling of nuts then all I need is to add some fish or grilled chicken and I am good to go.

As the winter months in I will start adding a small bowl of homemade soup and change the greens depending on the season.

Supplements- Being consistent help, especially when you are training hard and the demands on your body for nutrients outweighs that of food you consume.

• Kinetica Omega 3 – x2 capsules
• Kinetica Joint Support – x2 tablets
• Kinetica Essential 4- x2 tablets
• 500ml filtered water

Pre Workout

I am not a huge fan of all these caffeine and beta alanine loaded drinks.  To be honest, if you can’t get motivated for a session then it’s not the label of a supplement you should be looking at!

At best an espresso and 20g of BCAA and I am good to go!

Post Workout- This really depends on what session I have done. I personally don’t see any gain from taking a PWO after an active recovery session or light cardio session.  These are my choices, and must stress that it works for me-

• Long Cardio or Bodyweight training session- 100% Recovery
• Strength/Hypertrophy session- Oat Gain

Quite often if I am away from the gym and not having an evening meal until later then I will have a Kinetica Complete 1-2 hours after a strength session.

Evening Meal

I have fairly low body fat levels after years of training well and eating as clean as I can.  This is where I listen to my body and gauge how I am feeling.  If a little lacking in energy then I may add up from 50-100g of carbs in the form sweet potato or white rice (I simply can’t eat pasta or white potatoes- they don’t agree with me, or make me feel good after eating).

• Oven Baked Salmon with spices
• Oven Roasted Vegetables (I never worry about portion control)
• Rice or Sweet Potato (depending)
Supplements- Being consistent help, especially when you are training hard and the demands on your body for nutrients outweighs that of food you consume.

• Kinetica Omega 3 – x2 capsules
• Kinetica Joint Support – x2 tablets
• Kinetica Essential 4- x2 tablets
• 500ml of filtered water

Before Sleep- I combine Kinetica ZMA and Transdermal Magnesium with a hint of lavender.  This is by far the best combination to aid sleep and helps me recover and wake up with minimal DOMS.

So there you go, a brief look at my average daily diet.  I do carry out fasting one day per week, but again this is done depending on how I feel and what I have on in the training cycle (and demands of work).  The greatest advice I can give is to learn how your body responds by keeping a log and learning from your own experience.  When you are consistent and created the right habit (with OCD like drawers) then you can adapt as you see fit.

Andy McKenzie ASCC
S&C Specialist Kinetica Sports

Iron Mac Fitness

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