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John Meadows
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ESX wrote:
John. Quick question though off topic. Do u have any eaas/bcaas during cardio?


I rarely do cardio and when I do it's swimming so no.

JM

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GrindOverMatter
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How do you like to prepare your cooked oats? I usually do Stevia/ cinnamon

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iDrDan
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JM sorry about the nit-picky question but when you say 1c oatmeal or 1/2c cream of rice, those are the dry measurements before cooking, right?

BTW thanks for this post for us to get an insight into your diet...not sure if you knew how many little questions you'd get from it haha.

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mkrozewicz
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John Meadows wrote:
Ok kicking the "diet" in to full force now. 10 weeks out Saturday.

Today I felt really good...what I had yesterday seemed to agree with me...so I wanted to write it down

Meals 1
4 eggs

Meal 2
10 oz cooked of grass fed sirloin and a cup of rice

Meal 3
Low carb Metabolic Drive with 1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tab of almond butter

Intra - Plazma

Meal 4 - egg white and chicken omelete with tons of veggies
1 cup of oatmeal

Meal 5 - 2 cans of tuna and 1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tablespoon of almond butter

Meal 6 - MAG-10 (4 scoops) and a finibar (had the finibar at 3am because I was starving...)

Felt awesome today...super full and tighter...


Do you take MAG-10 post workout or just go straight to a solid meal?

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iDrDan wrote:
JM sorry about the nit-picky question but when you say 1c oatmeal or 1/2c cream of rice, those are the dry measurements before cooking, right?

BTW thanks for this post for us to get an insight into your diet...not sure if you knew how many little questions you'd get from it haha.


no that is a good question..those are dry measures...everything else..like when is say meat or rice..is AFTER cooking..

that is where don't realize I eat more than they think..if I eat 6 oz cooked of meat, it might have been 8 to 10 oz before cooking...

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mkrozewicz wrote:
John Meadows wrote:
Ok kicking the "diet" in to full force now. 10 weeks out Saturday.

Today I felt really good...what I had yesterday seemed to agree with me...so I wanted to write it down

Meals 1
4 eggs

Meal 2
10 oz cooked of grass fed sirloin and a cup of rice

Meal 3
Low carb Metabolic Drive with 1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tab of almond butter

Intra - Plazma

Meal 4 - egg white and chicken omelete with tons of veggies
1 cup of oatmeal

Meal 5 - 2 cans of tuna and 1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tablespoon of almond butter

Meal 6 - MAG-10 (4 scoops) and a finibar (had the finibar at 3am because I was starving...)

Felt awesome today...super full and tighter...


Do you take MAG-10 post workout or just go straight to a solid meal?


I do solid meals than I have a big MAG-10 (4 scoops) before bed...sometimes this is while I sleep too...well when i wake up...In don't literally have an IV hooked up to me with MAG-10, but that would be interesting..haha

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sideshowdoc
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would that be the same for yams? Are they similar enough to seet pots to cause the same prob?

It stinks. I cant afford, and dont handle the peri workout stuff very well so I just have to rely on nutrient dense whole food . The peri workout would make it much easier to get in more cals.

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sideshowdoc wrote:
Do you pretty commonly get GI discomfort john?

Do either rice or potatoes seem to do any better for you or any of your clients. Trying to figure out which carbs digest the best for me and allow me to get in the most food with the least discomfort.

Currently oats and half a cup of berries in the morning, either yukon potatoes or white rice post workout along with honey, a shake with almond butter and fruit mid afternoon, dinner is something like brown rice pasta or yams/sweet potatoes, and before bed is just another shake with some cashews or pistachios


The foods that seem to cause the most digestive distress is oats and sweet potatoes with my clients hands down...

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Eazy
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John Meadows wrote:
Ok kicking the "diet" in to full force now. 10 weeks out Saturday.

Today I felt really good...what I had yesterday seemed to agree with me...so I wanted to write it down

Meals 1
4 eggs

Meal 2
10 oz cooked of grass fed sirloin and a cup of rice

Meal 3
Low carb Metabolic Drive with 1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tab of almond butter

Intra - Plazma

Meal 4 - egg white and chicken omelete with tons of veggies
1 cup of oatmeal

Meal 5 - 2 cans of tuna and 1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tablespoon of almond butter

Meal 6 - MAG-10 (4 scoops) and a finibar (had the finibar at 3am because I was starving...)

Felt awesome today...super full and tighter...



With Meal 3 how many hours are you having that prior to training/Plazma? 2-3hrs? And is that 1 or 2 scoops of Metabolic Drive?

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Eazy wrote:
John Meadows wrote:
Ok kicking the "diet" in to full force now. 10 weeks out Saturday.

Today I felt really good...what I had yesterday seemed to agree with me...so I wanted to write it down

Meals 1
4 eggs

Meal 2
10 oz cooked of grass fed sirloin and a cup of rice

Meal 3
Low carb Metabolic Drive with 1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tab of almond butter

Intra - Plazma

Meal 4 - egg white and chicken omelete with tons of veggies
1 cup of oatmeal

Meal 5 - 2 cans of tuna and 1/2 cup of cream of rice with 1 tablespoon of almond butter

Meal 6 - MAG-10 (4 scoops) and a finibar (had the finibar at 3am because I was starving...)

Felt awesome today...super full and tighter...



With Meal 3 how many hours are you having that prior to training/Plazma? 2-3hrs? And is that 1 or 2 scoops of Metabolic Drive?


I eat 30-45 minutes before training. 2 scoops.

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Grumpig Hunt
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John Meadows wrote:
Peter Shannon wrote:
Is there a huge difference in the insulin response with the cream of rice pre-workout compared to oats? If feeling bloated from the oats is cream of rice another option?


cream of rice is a GREAT option ..very easy to digest...and calorically dense...


I have to admit John, you got me hooked on the cream of rice pre-workout - perfect with a dribble of organic honey just to flavour it.

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Reading this makes me realize how lucky i am to have a JM protege helping me in Zraw.

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sideshowdoc
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Hey john,

If you have clients who workout in the morning, or if you had to due to your schedule, how would your carb intake differ? Would you schedule some at breakfast, instead of no carbs, and maybe have a little bit less at one of the later afternoon meals (I know you like to keep carbs in at dinner to some degree)

Also, on TCs recent article, do you take or recommend any probiotics?

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Eazy
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I am concerned about the lack of Jennies Macaroons in this menu ;)

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alexbo
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Hi John, what would you eat differently in the off season? add more carbs? overall Calories? don't take Flameout? the reason i asked is your "cutting" diet is very different. thanks

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alexbo wrote:
Hi John, what would you eat differently in the off season? add more carbs? overall Calories? don't take Flameout? the reason i asked is your "cutting" diet is very different. thanks


Well remember this was just for one day. Generally speaking for offseason I'll get my protien in and then use common sense with carbs and fats and not overdue either, but I eat much more variety.

JM

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John Meadows
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Eazy wrote:
I am concerned about the lack of Jennies Macaroons in this menu ;)


That would be part of the offseason plan..haha.

They are great pre-workout by the way

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John once you've gotten down the post workout beef and rice (or what ever it is). How long is it before you eat again? I normally wait about 4 hours as after 6oz of cooked beef and a couple of cups of rice I'm pretty stuffed. Is it better to eat something sooner then go longer after that?

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ESX wrote:
John once you've gotten down the post workout beef and rice (or what ever it is). How long is it before you eat again? I normally wait about 4 hours as after 6oz of cooked beef and a couple of cups of rice I'm pretty stuffed. Is it better to eat something sooner then go longer after that?


for me it is about 3 hours..sometimes it is only 2...

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John Meadows
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ESX wrote:
John once you've gotten down the post workout beef and rice (or what ever it is). How long is it before you eat again? I normally wait about 4 hours as after 6oz of cooked beef and a couple of cups of rice I'm pretty stuffed. Is it better to eat something sooner then go longer after that?


And by the way, if you are waiting 4 hours because you are full..nothing worng with that at all....I would rather hear that then you pushed more food down and felt like crap.

JM

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sideshowdoc
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Hey John,

Is just whey and something like nuts before bed fine? I don't seem to digest protein blends with casein very well.

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money24
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John Meadows wrote:
iDrDan wrote:
JM sorry about the nit-picky question but when you say 1c oatmeal or 1/2c cream of rice, those are the dry measurements before cooking, right?

BTW thanks for this post for us to get an insight into your diet...not sure if you knew how many little questions you'd get from it haha.


no that is a good question..those are dry measures...everything else..like when is say meat or rice..is AFTER cooking..

that is where don't realize I eat more than they think..if I eat 6 oz cooked of meat, it might have been 8 to 10 oz before cooking...



Just out of curiosity why do you measure post cooking, and is there a difference in doing pre vs post cooking?

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John I'm a member of your website. There is some great stuff on there. I wanted to ask you, you wrote an article a while back about saturated fats and included a diet that was pretty high in fat. Are you yourself eating like that? Do you carb cycle?

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money24 wrote:
John Meadows wrote:
iDrDan wrote:
JM sorry about the nit-picky question but when you say 1c oatmeal or 1/2c cream of rice, those are the dry measurements before cooking, right?

BTW thanks for this post for us to get an insight into your diet...not sure if you knew how many little questions you'd get from it haha.


no that is a good question..those are dry measures...everything else..like when is say meat or rice..is AFTER cooking..

that is where don't realize I eat more than they think..if I eat 6 oz cooked of meat, it might have been 8 to 10 oz before cooking...



Just out of curiosity why do you measure post cooking, and is there a difference in doing pre vs post cooking?


im very interested in this in regard to bacon, once cooked, its about 1/3 of the weight raw, who knows how much fat is in it or protein or water loss

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