Friday, June 2, 2017

Food Prep Week 5/30-6/2

So...this week I am trying something very different.  I don't have food prep for the week.  I am vamping my intermittent fasting in what I am eating, and cutting my lunch as far as actual food is concerned.  I am still having snacks, so I have peanuts, a handi snack (I'm aware this is not vegan) and some Scottish cookies (as well as these cookies).  The actual bulk of my lunch is a drink.  I am taking CLA powder.  I cannot swallow those enormous pills, so I opted for the powder.  I  went to GNC over the weekend and went in looking for something that would help me improve on my weight loss journey.  I am struggling with belly fat, so this was my main concern.  I have been losing weight everywhere, including my belly, but it is coming off so slowly.

At the advice of the employee, he said try a CLA.  This is supposed to help reduce belly fat, improve muscle tone etc.  My main concern was the belly fat, so that's what I went with.  So far so good.  I take to scoops of the powder with 6 oz of water.  I am going to cut it back next week to 1 scoop of powder and 4 oz of water.  This is only a 30 day supply, and if I keep with the 2 scoops a day I will run out before I can see proper results.  I was told that this needs to be continued for 60 days to see results.  I must say, that I think I see results already after 4 days.  I took my belly measurements before starting and was 40.5, this morning it measured 38.0. (2.5 inches) That is some major progress in my opinion.  Faster than I have lost with all my working out that's for sure.  So I will continue and see if I can improve and lose this god awful pouch, that keeps lingering.

Along with the CLA I am also taking L-Carnitine.  This is in liquid form, so I add it to my BCAA and use it as part of my pre-workout.  I like taking my BCAA as a pre-workout rather than drinking it throughout the work out.  I think with the combination of the CLA and the L-Carnitine I have found a proper blend to help with my belly fat issue.

I still intermittent fast, so I try to drink my CLA about 2 pm, eat my snacks and then call it good.  I have noticed, now that I am not actually eating food, I drink even more water.  Which is right up my alley.

Then I go to the gym after work, and have dinner no later than 9 pm.  I am trying to fast for about 6-7 hours a day, so this is working out so far.

For dinner I have been making noodle bowls. Similar to what you can get at Vietnamese restaurants. I used tofu and marinaded it in a teriyaki type glaze and baked it.  I will say that baking does not make it as good as they claim online.  It was still very soft and not baked at all.  So the next few days I attempted grilling what was already baked.  It didn't really change anything and the tofu was still quite soft.  But all in all, it was pretty good.  Enjoy my delicious dinner I had this week.


  1. Such an informative post I have been reading all your food prep blogs and I must admit all of them are impressive I have managed to get several techniques in the kitchen from your blogs keep up the good work.

    1. Great! I am happy you are enjoying these posts. I never know if anyone actually finds them helpful!


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