Carb cycling is a great option if you’re trying to break a plateau or get to a leaner look. This week I’m doing two days of carb depletion (countdown to competition eating plan) and then 1 day of 21 Day Fix EXTREME eating plan and repeating this for the rest of the week.
Low-Carb/Carb Depletion Day (Countdown to Competition Day)
Meal 1: Eggs whites & oatmeal with 1 tsp. Coconut oil (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 tsp.)
Meal 2: Chicken & Sweet Potato (1 red, 1 yellow)
Meal 3: Chicken & Green Beans with 1 tsp. Coconut oil (1 red, 1 green, 1 tsp.)
Meal 4: Trout & Broccoli with 1 tsp. Coconut oil (1 red, 1 green, 1 tsp.)
Meal 5: Chicken & Zucchini with 1 tsp. Coconut oil (1 red, 1/2 green, 1 tsp.)
Meal 6: Trout & Broccoli (1 red, 1 green)
Meal 7: Ground turkey, mushrooms and bell peppers (1 1/2 red, 1 1/2 green)
Meal 8: Shakeology & Cucumbers (not shown) (1 red, 1/2 green)
Regular Day (21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME Day)
Meal 1: Shakeolgoy with a Banana, flaxseeds (not shown) and 3 tsp. almond butter (1 red, 2 purple, 1 orange, 3 tsp.)
Meal 2: 4 Egg Whites, 1 Egg & Oatmeal (1 red, 1 yellow)
Meal 3: Turkey Burger in a Portobello Mushroom, Sweet Potato, & Brussels sprouts (1 red, 2 yellow, & 2 green)
Meal 4: Trout with 1 tsp olive oil, Broccoli, and a Small Apple (1 red, 1 green, 1 purple & 1 tsp.)
Meal 5: Tempeh, Black Beans, Broccoli and Cauliflower mix with 1 tsp olive oil, and 1/4 an avocado (not shown) (1 red, 2 greens, 1 yellow, 1 blue, & 1 tsp.)
2.5 lbs trout
3 bags of broccoli
3.5 lbs chicken
1.5 lbs Turkey
1 package tempeh
4 bags broccoli
1 small bag cauliflower
1 big bag of green beans
4 red bell peppers
4 yellow bell peppers
6 small sweet potatoes
1 cup Brussels sprouts
1 big portebella mushroom
1-2 bags white mushrooms
Half dozen eggs
2-3 cartons egg whites
1 can black beans
5 packets shakeology
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Q: Where do you get the black containers?
A: Click here to buy the same containers from amazon.
Q: Do you get bored of eating the same thing every day?
A: No at all! I switch it up on a weekly basis and choose my healthy favorites that I don’t mind eating often. I also add different seasonings to keep things interesting (check out the 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix EXTREME eating plans for seasoning recipes).
Q: Do you pre-cook all your food at the beginning of the week or do you just cut it up and package it? Does the food stay fresh all week?
A: I personally like to pre-cook all my food! I keep it properly refrigerated and find that it stays fresh up to 5 days. If you prefer, you can totally freeze the last 2 days or cook 2-3 days at a time.
Q: Can you put any of these meals in the freezer?
A: I personally don’t but I know people who do but just remember to thaw it in time.
Q: So lost…use the colored containers and dump into the larger ones?
A: The colored containers are from 21 Day Fix/21 Day Fix EXTREME. I use it to help me measure out the proportions of all my food then put it into my black chefland containers for organization and mobility reasons.