Day 1- RP diet
November 23, 2015
Today I’m officially kicking off the RP Diet. It’s a little confusing and a lot of meal prep, but I hope it’s worth it.
Most of the time I am pretty good with food. I tend to eat decently, and I’m well aware of how food fuels me. The challenge that I often fall into is “am I eating enough?” When stress kicks in, 14 hour days, no workouts, I stop eating. Then I go into a caloric tailspin. Not to mention an emotional tailspin. Looking at the clock at 3:00pm and realizing that I have drank 6 or 8 espressos and eaten no solid food and then grabbing a cup full of M&M’s just doesn’t work for long.
Trust me. I know this firsthand.
I also don’t do well with vague plans. “eat 150g of protein during the day” works less well for me than “when you wake up eat XXoz of protein, a cup of greens, and and an avocado” works for me. That’s just me, and since I’m the one living in my body I’ll go with it.
My goal is to have a steady supply of good calories that I eat regularly. I looked around a bit, and RP seemed like a good way to get some structure.
They offer 2 choices – cut and gain. I have no desire to lose weight. I’m already starting 7 pounds down (now at 193# instead of 200#), so I went with the gain plan.
The structure is pretty solid. Macro amounts based on how hard you work out and at what time of the day you workout.
If I can get back to 200#’s, I’ll be happy. If I can get up to 210#’s while staying lean, I’ll be ecstatic. If I can maintain a solid energy level and eat healthy while work blows apart around me….. I’ll be happy AND ecstatic. Or something like that.
Here’s a sample day.
We’ll see how it works.