Day 40 of 90: Carb me up Scotty – 5 SuperFoods

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Although carbohydrates are the least essential macro-nutrient in your diet (protein, fats and carbs – in order of importance), if you deplete your carbs your body will burn fat instead, good carbs are essential for muscle gain and the energy needed for endurance training. So I limit my starchy carbs to the morning or straight after training and load up on carbs one day a week between heavy sessions and try and go without on rest/cardio days (its called carb-loading here’s a link). So here’s a guide on 5 of the best carbs you can have.

1. Coucous: it’s like rice and goes with everything
100g – 73.1g carbs – 15.2g protein – 365 kcal

2. Brown pasta: as above
100g – 73g carbs – 12.5g protein – 355 kcal

3. Brown rice: Although, is down at number 3, because it has lower protein, I love this stuff.
100g – 74g carbs – 6.9g protein – 350 kcal

4. Porridge oats: great with banana for breakfast.
100g – 60g carbs – 11g protein – 356 kcal

5. Goji berries: you can get them in any supermarket or health store and they normally come with mixed seeds. I pour mine on my porridge, but I’m out.
100g – 57.7g carbs – 12.3g protein – 285 kcal

Here’s a link to the bonus food – a super snack which actually ranks above the oats. (link) And to my top 5 non-meat protein sources, I’ll do meat tommorow. (link)

TODAY’S FOOD LOG (no food from 7pm yesterday)
Post-Workout: all-in-one shake
Breakfast: porridge with a banana followed by a tablespoon of peanut butter
Snack 1: a sheet of roasted seaweed and some cherry tomatoes
Snack 2: an apple and some mixed seeds
Lunch: chicken breast, cooked spinach, cottage cheese and salad followed by a tablespoon of peanut butter
Snack: some cherry tomatoes
Afternoon shake: whey shake
Snack: a little chicken
Dinner: lean beef and vegetable chilli
Snack: a peach
Evening shake: whey protein

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