Yesterday, I sat down and figured out exactly how much protein, fat and carbohydrates I need to eat in order to carb-cycle correctly. I came up with the following:
132 g. protein
53 g fat
132 g carb
105 g protein
84 g fat
< 30 g carb
For me, a “training day” will consist of a day that I lift weights and/or do a long run. Typically, this will be M,W,F,SAT.
A “non-training day” will be T-Th-SUN, or days when I do yoga or run just a few miles.
The yoga I typically do is one hour of hot (90-95 degree) power yoga; if I do Bikram, I will most likely practice it on a day where I also lift weights, or a “training day.”
While I’m keeping a food journal, I still have to make sure I eat enough calories (according to Myfitnesspal, I should be eating about 1,700 calories/day). Often, I do not come close to 1,700, which I think is the culprit to my raging 5:00a.m. hunger. I’ve also been super tired and “blah” the last few days, and I’m wondering if it’s due to my food intake? (or lack thereof). I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Speaking of food, I’m a HUGE lover of breakfast, but I realize that boxed cereal and granola bars are not the best choices for me. This morning, I concocted something that was actually quite delicious: bananas with cinnamon and coconut milk.
Are there any healthy breakfast options you recommend?