I got this quote from Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, if you didn’t already know that. I find this quote a bit amusing because I can relate to this myself. This may come as a chock to the readers that know me, but I’m pretty damn lazy. I think its important to be a bit lazy, you find the solutions that gets the job done, with minimum effort. Some call it efficient, I call it genius in the making.
If it wasn’t clear before, I LOVE FOOD. But one thing I hate about it is the endless time in figuring out what to cook every damn day. When I was a kid, This was already a problem when my mom cooked for us. She always asked me and my siblings and got the same answer from all four, “It doesn’t matter”, the most annoying answer ever . This drove my mom crazy, so when i get kids, if they give me that answer I won’t hesitate to throw them out the window.
So, to avoid the same faith as my mom, I decided to keep it simple. Before the coming week, I decide on maximum of three recipes that I’ll be cooking for that week. As for the recipes, they won’t be winning any prizes and Gordon Ramsey would probably just tell me to fuck off, BUT there simple as hell.
“Rule of thumb: when it comes to cooking, fewer the ingredients the easier and faster the dish, but prepare yourself that it might not taste as good as your mommas cooking.”
If you readers missed my last post on my macros HERE. Here is what I came up with
- Rest days: Protein: 200 g / Carbs: 130 g / Fat: 90 g
- Workout days: Protein 230 g / Carbs 386 g / Fat: 60 g
This is what I need to feed my body every day, and I have roughly 8 hours (feeding window) to eat this. If we translate these numbers into actual groceries we get for instance that, 200g of protein is roughly:
- 0.8-1 kg Chicken (roughly 20 g per 100g)
- 2 kg Keso (12 g per 100g)
- 2 kg Lenses (9 g per 100g)
And if you put 400g of carbs in the same comparison you get:
- 0.6 kg Pasta/Rice unboiled (70g per 100g)
- 13.3 kg Broccoli (3g per 100g)
- 0.5 kg candy (84g per 100g)
Just to be clear, I ain’t eating 13.3 kg of broccoli that a motherfucking tree for God sake. BUT I try to eat around 300-400 g unboiled rice during my workdays. Keep in mind that when you cook it it swells about three times its weight. So during my bathroom breaks, it literally feels like I’m shitting out a little Asian kid.
I have to be honest, when my friend told me that I needed to eat that crazy amount of carbs and fat I got kinda skeptic. But in the end I had to trust my friend and I did my research as well, just to be certain.
The worst thing that could go wrong is that after 100 days my abs would be non-existent and I wouldn’t have a neck. If I stop posting my weekly Weigh-In images, you know the diet didn’t work.
So the million dollar question people are thinking, are you allowed to treat yourself, or is candy, icecream, bakery a NO NO? I believe that the best diets are the ones were you don’t need to put crazy amount of energy on it. When I wanna eat candy I’ll do it, if I want to eat a muffin I’ll grab that aswell. I usually take advantage of my workout days since those days allows me to eat high amount of carbs. So, instead of eating 1 kg rice I reduce the amount and instead add a bag of chips or some candy, yeah you heard me, treating my body GOOOOD. You can technically eat candy as your carb source or junk food but unless your planning a first class ticket to diabetes or obesity, I’ll advice you to skip that plan.
My rule of thumb is 10/90 ratio, 90 % “healthy eating” and 10 % “Whatever pleases your soul”. As long as you don’t abuse you’ll do fine.
We are closing in the last parts of the game plan, I have one more thing to talk about, my “injured” shoulder. I’ll write about it next week.
Have a nice Sunday.