After passing out from exhaustion due to exerting my torn muscles around at work… I woke to do a soak in epsom salt and warm water. After a 1/2 hour soak, my body was already crying out for more fuel. I think I will have to listen to it to keep fueling my body… cause denying my body the fuel it needs to help the muscles grow is counter productive.
Rice Krispies cereal in silk soy milk (2oz serving) – 140 calories
Fun Sized Package of Teddy Grams – 60 calories
Family wanted me to sit and eat with them, so I had obliged. They had rice and fried tofu so I just had a bowl of rice and 2 pieces of fried tofu. Right now… I am just snacking on a banana and another cheese stick to mellow out and try to relax. Maybe it is time to amp up the caloric intake to help the repairing muscles. It would seem that it’s time to consider caloric burn deficits into the big picture.
Small bowl of rice (8oz) and 2 pieces of fried tofu – 450 calories (most being carbs which is good!)
Banana – 120 calories
Monterey jack string cheese – 110 calories
Grand Total: 2,120 calories
Today was rather a blur from the fact that I had to work through the pains of my recovering muscle. I have eaten rather well so I have no regrets. I would take my bosses advice and buy the true 100% whole wheat bread for sandwiches, some swiss cheese, packs of light albacore tuna for making lunches. I also bought some cheese sticks to pack as snacks in the case I get hungry and just need a light boost. Breakfast, I did a stack of my chocolate flavored whey protein and Crea-Tech Extreme. Lunch was 2 tuna & swiss sandwiches and a cheese stick. So far I am good, but I may need to tweak my caloric count up to compensate for my muscles healing as eating too low may defeat my gains. If any of you out there read and have ideas, please feel free to advise me. I am thinking of making 1,750 – 2,000 my minimal due to the fact that 1,500 feels like I am running on fumes of food…
Whey protein and L-Glutamine in Silk Soy milk (16oz) – 400 calories, 36 grams of protein
Crea-Tech Extreme, 1/2 portion maintenance dose – 150 calories, 5 grams of creatine monohydrate
Two whole wheat (100%), light tuna sandwiches with swiss cheese – 680 calories and 45.5 grams of protein
Monterey jack string cheese stick – 110 calories
Grand Total (before dinner) – 1,340 calories and 81.5 grams of protein