Common questions about my diet: recipes, oats and coffee.
This morning I’d like to answer some common questions about my cutting diet, which I post daily on MyFitnessPal (MFP).
One question I’m asked with a fair amount of frequency is “What is in [X]?” Unfortunately when you list a recipe in your MFP food logs, people who are checking out the logs can’t simply click on the recipe to see what ingredients are actually in it. That’s a MFP design choice that has me scratching my head, but what are ya gonna do? Anyway, when you are interested in a recipe I have listed on MFP, you can always find the recipe here on JSF in the Recipe Section. For example, yesterday’s food log contained two recipes: Recovery Smoothie at Meal #2, and Chicken Stir Fry at Meal #5.
Another question I’m often asked is how I prepare my morning oats. Here is the exact procedure I use:
- Combine 1 cup of dry Quaker Old-Fashioned oats with 1 3/4 cups water.
- Microwave on high for 02:30, remove the oats from the microwave, stir well, then microwave an additional 1:00.
- Remove oats from the microwave, stir in 1 teaspoon of NOW Foods Better Stevia Liquid Extract.
- Sprinkle the oats with plenty of ground cinnamon and, finally, dust the cinnamon with a packet of Stevia in the Raw.
- Let sit for a couple minutes to cool. This is usually when I eat my banana.
That may sound like a lot of Stevia, but that’s the perfect amount of sweetness for me (and I generally don’t even have much of a sweet tooth!)
I find this breakfast to be excellent before my morning rides. I try to eat at least 1.5 – 2 hours before I roll out.
Finally, people always want to know how I take my coffee. I mention this in my Sunday blogs every single week, but I guess it’s often overlooked: I like my coffee very strong and black. No sugar, no creamer. 3-4 cups each and every morning. My current coffee of choice is Barista Prima French Roast, which is very strong and dark, but not bitter or acidic. It’s awesome.
If you have any other questions about my diet, feel free to post them below and I’ll be happy to answer!