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Common questions about my diet: recipes, oats and coffee.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by  
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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.

Oatmeal and a banana has become my usual breakfast. The Clif bar comes with me on rides, but unless it's a really long ride I don't usually need it.

Oatmeal and a banana has become my usual breakfast. The Clif bar comes with me on rides, but unless it’s a really long ride I don’t usually need it.

Another question I’m often asked is how I prepare my morning oats. Here is the exact procedure I use:

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!

John Stone Fitness Comments

3 Responses to “Common questions about my diet: recipes, oats and coffee.”
    • Ya, really like my Keurig.

      I don’t have a problem with either sucralose or stevia. I tend to use stevia on most of the things I eat that require sweetening, but I also consume products with sucralose (Gatorade comes to mind).

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  1. Hey John, I’m well known by my family as a certified coffee addict. I too enjoy strong black coffee but the coffee has to be really good (no bitterness, clean taste, not over roasted Charbucks style). However I have departed from my Keurig recently in favor of Americanos made from freshly ground beans in my Saeco super automatic espresso machine http://www.amazon.com/Talea-Touch-Automatic-47-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B00I8PCQX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407899064&sr=8-1&keywords=Saeco+talea+touch

    I’ve found that I get a better cup of coffee since the beans are really fresh and with a super auto machine it’s really no more effort to brew a single cup than with the Keurig. It’s also a bit more economical compared to K-cup pod prices and I don’t suffer from the guilt of filling up the landfills with little plastic cups that can’t be recycled.

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