Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Week in Nutrition for 1/1/12 - 1/7/12

This is the first in what I hope to be a weekly feature discussing how well I ate, mistakes I've made, experimental changes, links to articles and videos I've come across and maybe a featured recipe once and a while.

This is a late post for the week of 1/1/12 through 1/7/12.

The first week of 2012 was the beginning of my P90X / Insanity hybrid exercise program, I will post more about that on my other blog.  I mention it here because I decided to experiment with the P90X Results & Recovery Formula after my workouts. Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple and The Primal Blueprint helped Beachbody formulate this supplement.  As I have already mentioned, I am a fan of Mark's ideas on fitness and nutrition.  This formula contains a combination of protein, vitamins and glucose (read no fructose) to aid your muscle recovery after an intense workout.  This is no scientific study but I do seem to recover from my workouts faster on the days I use it.  What I mean is that it seems to relieve the weakness and shakes that I normally have after a workout and muscle soreness seems to be less on the following day.  I will continue to experiment with this supplement and report more later.

I have found Quest Protein Bars are my favorite snack.  I love these things and can't say enough good things about them.  Do yourself a favor and check them out.

For the last couple of weeks I have been drinking Shakeology for lunch at work and occasionally at home.  I really like the nutritional content of this shake.  They claim it's the healthiest meal of the day and after looking at the list of vitamins, minerals, super-foods, herbs, prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes and protein, I am inclined to agree.  The combination of Shakeology and one Quest Bar a day gives me at least 36g of protein and 20g of fiber.  And the best part is that they both taste so good that you feel like you are having a cheat day, every day!

My food log was interrupted over the weekend because we went camping and had no reception.  Being a little lazy, I didn't feel like writing everything down and entering it later, so I skipped it.  I did have one meal that had a sauce with some wheat in it and I suffered for it a little the next day.  I tend to forget how much better I feel until I slip up.

Tom Naughton wrote a really good review of the book The Smarter Science of Slim. This book is going on my Amazon wish list.  Check out the review here.

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