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I’m super boring. Mondays are grilled chicken with a homemade spice that is essentially 1 salt, 1/2 black pepper, 1/2 cumin, 1/2 onion powder, 1/2 garlic powder, 1/2 paprika, 1/4 cayenne pepper. So I might make a whole bunch at a time and do like 4tbsp salt, 2tblsp black pepper, etc, and shake it all up then sprinkle that over the grilled chicken of choice and it usually turns out pretty well. ~850 calories Tuesday is Taco day, obviously, which is literally just cutting up grilled chicken, mixing in generic store-bought chicken taco seasoning, and sticking it in street taco tortillas with cheese. Always enough for eight tacos, have four of them Tuesday, fridge the leftovers and pull em out again on Thursday. ~950 calories Wednesday is spaghetti + chicken night. Again, super simple, half a box of spag, measure out the Prego/mozz/parm and split it in two, with a quarter bag of tyson chicken each time. Have one on Wednesday and the other on Friday. ~900 calories Saturday is kind of my whatever day, normally will grab a sandwich from Potbelly’s, double roast beef + provolone on white. Good stuff. ~1200 calories Sundays I make burgers, roughly a pound of ground beef, split it into two burgers on artisan buns with cheddar/provolone, season the meat with Worcestershire Sauce, salt, black pepper, onion&garlic powder, and go to town. Normally will eat just one and save the rest of the meat for the following week, but occasionally will knock them both out. ~900 calories Pretty much all of my mornings are banana, greek yogurt, and a bowl of grapes that I snack on for a good while. Protein shake for lunch, and just drink a bunch of water. Simple but its proven effective for me in the past few weeks at least.


Cilantro lime rice Cook a bunch of rice in the rice cooker add copious amounts of cilantro (freshly chopped) and lime juice. ENjoy


Nothing fancy, just a quick (+ cheap) post-workout smoothie, that doesn’t involve any supplements: 1 jumbo egg ~4tbsp peanut butter 1 handful spinach ~3/4 cup greek yogurt Whatever berries, fruit, juice you’d like. *Very* protein rich, holds you over for a few hours, and it tastes alright.


A little silly – I like a protein shake as breakfast and love a black coffee in the morning. But I can’t bother to have 2 drinks in the morning and then go workout. So vanilla protein shake with a spoon of nescafe gold instant coffee and I’m ready for my workout.


1 week of Seitan * 840g Vital wheat Gluten * 100g Chickpea Flour * 60g Nutritional Yeast * Garlic, Onion, and Cumin Powder to taste (I use about Tbsp each) * 5 1/4 cups Vegetable Stock * 1/8 cup olive oil * 4 Tbsp Liquid Smoke * 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce Mix it all up, wrap in foil to make two logs about a foot long, and bake at 350F for one hour. you can tweak the gluten/chickpea ratio for different texture and mess with spices for flavor. Makes 7 servings each at ~800 calories and 115g protein