As evidenced by the Jack in the Box taco binge of '05. Just kidding, that wasn't me. But I did watch the whole thing unfold and it was epic.
So to help you along your food journey, I've decided to list out some of my favorite ways to make my macronutrient goals for the day. Some are old stand-bys, some are new, and some are revived from the dead, but they all work. We'll start with ...
Bananas (Paleo = Yes)
Quick, easy, and there isn't a human being on Earth that doesn't like the taste. For that matter, there isn't a monkey on Earth that doesn't like the taste. And monkeys are WAY stronger than you. I used to shy away from these because they are so sugary, but I also used to spend 15 minutes every morning spiking my hair straight up in the air. You live and you learn.
Oatmeal (Paleo = No)
Remember oatmeal?? Yeah you do. Again, very easy to make and 1 serving is anywhere from 30-40 grams of carbs. Mix some strawberries and blueberries in there to make it even better and more carbilicious (seriously Google, that's not a word?).
Quaker is fine, but if you really want to get after it then I'd recommend the Steel Cut variety. Why? Because when things are cut with steel they are healthier, and you sound like more of a badass telling people about your breakfast.
Rice (Paleo = No)
Noticing a theme here? Quick, easy, and a ton of carbs in one spot. You can always mix in extra fats, sauces, and meat to have a complete meal in one place. They even make some frozen versions with the veggies already mixed in, and since they're not Paleo you don't have to worry about using the microwave to cook them.
Sweet Potatoes (Paleo = Yes)
Hell yes. Steam up a bunch of these on Sunday, or throw them in the oven. Not necessarily easy to make but totally worth the pain. Great for any snack or meal, and you can actually rub one on your chest to help alleviate cold symptoms during the harsh winter.
Greek Yogurt (Paleo = No)
I finally hopped on the bandwagon. FYI, Bud Light Platinum was the number 2 selling new food product of 2012. Number 1 ..... Chobani Greek Yogurt. I know, I know, when everybody does something it's not cool anymore. But everybody's doing CrossFit now and it's still cool. Sorta. Just give it a shot. Easy carbs and a ton of protein to go with it. Great after workouts.
This guy is Greek. Greek Yogurt is Greek. What more information do you need??
Apples (Paleo = Yes)
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Well, two apples a day and you can walk in and overhead squat that little pill-prescribing SOB. If you're having trouble getting enough fat, slap some almond butter (paleo) or peanut butter (actually worth eating) on top and you're welcome for the most delicious snack of all time.
Tomorrow we''ll hit on some favorite protein sources ... spoiler alert, this post will involve breasts.
09/24/2014 - WOD
A): Deadlift (3 x 3 at 70%)
A2): Bent Over Row (3 x 8 Heavy Dumbbells)
Partner 1 Mile sled pull, for time (155/110)
Metcon (AMRAP - Reps)
4 rounds for each movement
Russian twist with dumbbell
Get up sit up with dumbbell
Side plank with arm thread with dumbbell, right side
Side plank with arm thread with dumbbell, left side