Carb cycling menu: Week one


Come Monday I start in on my trial of the TP-PT program -- at least the nutritional portion (weights start on Tuesday). I'm going to give a carb cycling diet a shot, but to do that is going to require a lot of pre-planning. Here is said planning:

Monday (no carb day):
meal 1: 1c. Cottage cheese w/ walnuts and hazelnut syrup
meal 2: tuna and cabbage salad
meal 3: Roasted chicken & broccoli
meal 4: baked salmon & cucumber
meal 5: New York Steak with cabbage salad
meal 6: casein shake

Tuesday (low carb day):
meal 1: 1c. Cottage cheese w/ walnuts and hazelnut syrup
meal 2: roasted chicken & broccoli
meal 3: (orange) Brown rice / low fat ground beef mix
meal 4: (apple) Tuna, brown rice, and green pea casserole
meal 5: (orange) Baked salmon and baked sweet potato
meal 6: casein shake

Wednesday (high carb day):
meal 1: scrambled eggs & salsa
meal 2: ???
meal 3: (orange) Brown rice / low fat ground beef mix
meal 4: salmon patties & corn
meal 5: whole wheat pasta with clams and chicken sausage (orange)
meal 6: casein shake and an apple

Thursday (no carb day):
meal 1: eggs and salsa
meal 2: tuna and cabbage salad
meal 3: chicken and broccoli
meal 4: baked salmon
meal 5: Chicken tenderloins in hot pepper sauce
meal 6: casein shake

Friday (low carb day):
meal 1: All-bran and whey (orange)
meal 2: 1c. cottage cheese, walnuts & pineapple
meal 3: chicken and cabbage saute
meal 4: baked salmon with cucumber and tomato salad
meal 5: (apple) mexican rice & chicken
meal 6: casein shake

Saturday (low carb day):
meal 1: Oatmeal & protein powder
meal 2: Salmon "omelette"
meal 3: tuna and cabbage salad
meal 4: Chicken tenderloin with hot pepper sauce & corn
meal 5: Salmon & sweet potato
meal 6: casein shake

Sunday (no carb day):
meal 1: Eggs and salsa
meal 2: Salmon "omelette"
meal 3: Smoked turkey "ruben" (no bread or dressing)
meal 4: Steak with cucumber and tomato salad
meal 5: Salmon & sweet potato
meal 6: casein shake

Now I realize that's a pretty uninspired menu, but I'm feeling rather uninspired right now... I'm sure I'll make some changes as the week rolls on. Especially in the protein and veggie choices. Plus I haven't accounted for things like my post-workout shake, etc... Still I want to have something planned so I'm not just winging it... the surest way to screw things up. I'll post any changes on the day they're made.

Posted: Sat - April 10, 2004 at 11:32 AM          


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