Grains and YooHoo do a body good

For the last year I have eaten a paleo zone diet.  I dropped a good percentage of fat, and I had thought I had my diet locked down.  Then I started with Coach Ty a month ago and we reviewed the diet.  The problem he saw…I wasn’t eating enough calories.  So I took his advice and reworked my diet.  I added three things 1) grains 2) chocolate milk 3) overall quantity.  And I must say, I am leaner and meaner than I have ever been.

So what do I eat in a day?  A paleo zone-ish diet

5am – Breakfast
1/2 cup oatmeal, 8 strips bacon, 4 egg whites, 15 almonds, 12oz black coffee

12:00pm – Post workout drink
16 oz chocolate milk aka…BEST treat of my diet. I have acutally been required to drink yoohoo post wod yeah happy dance!

2:00pm- Lunch
8oz salmon, 5 cups spinach, 15 almonds, 3 tbsp salsa

4:00pm- Snack
1 oz salmon or turkey jerky, 9 almonds, 1 apple

6 oz chicken, 3 cups broccoli, 15 almonds

9:00pm – Snack
1 oz turkey jerky, 9 almonds, 1 cup grapes

15 thoughts on “Grains and YooHoo do a body good

  1. As much as Paleo is a great choice for a healthy way of life I was never convinced it was the premier diet for performance. Decades of research tells me otherwise. nobody can convince me otherwise when the top athletes in the world don’t follow a Paleo diet (that we know of) but instead eat clean and eating clean will include some grains, dairy and legumes.

    Science also backs up the chocolate milk as a PWO drink. It has the perfect ratio of carbs and protein to fuel you after the workouts.

    Good to see you are getting results here… I am excited to see your new place on Sunday.

  2. Totally agree! I too am Paleo-ish. Adding additional fats and red meat to my diet was definitely a PLUS as far as performance improvement is concerned. Getting stronger and better at a lot of things.
    I still like my Greek Yogurt and whole grains as well.
    My opinion, for what ever it’s worth, is that each persons body responds differently to training…. So why wouldn’t it respond differently to diet?
    Strict Paleo or Strict Zone might be AWESOME for one athlete, but not for the next one.
    Feed the machine. Research. Experiment. Find what works for you. Do it. Don’t listen to nay sayers!

  3. Kate, I know looks aren’t what it’s totally about, so I’ll say it this way – yah you look mean and lean and like a true performer!

    My only question is how do you make it from 5am to noon without eating? I’d be wanting to munch by …. 9.

  4. Wow Kate you look great and I am sitting here salivating over the meals. I am not an expert and certainly wouldn’t question Ty or the awesome results but isn’t 7 hours between breakfast and lunch a long time or is that a strategy?

  5. It’s not really a strategy as much as it is a timing thing. I train at 11am with Ty and they’re not easy wods. My 5am meal is my largest meal, and if I eat that too close to the workout, it’s coming back up. and so far, I’ve been crushing my PR’s and seeing big results so it’s working.

  6. Hello Kate…congrats on your new gym!! Do you mix up your nuts or just eat almonds? pecans/walnuts by chance? Thanks…

  7. You look AMAZING! But, most of all, I love you for your story… 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing your life with us! What an inspiration you are and I’m so happy you have Coca. Makes perfect sense. You rock.

  8. Wow, Kate. I think I just may try your meal plan. I try to stay strictly paleo during the week and unless I cheat somewhere I do feel myself running out of steam or strength. You look SO good. How often do you change up this meal plan? Every couple weeks? I’d love to know what else you substitute in.

  9. Hey Kate, just a quick question, are you still keeping up your Advocare routine? I’m about to lock down on my training/diet (hopefully!) and I’m not sure how my post workout shake is gonna compete with the chocolate milk! Haha! Thanks for sharing everything, you’re very inspiring. 🙂

  10. Keep in mind the Paleo Diet was never designed for the performance athlete, and while you do LOOK AMAZING it is in no way a reflection of the longevity of your life, BUT as you’ve made clear that is not priority number 1 right now, performance is.

    Those grains probably do get you some extra cal’s but nothing that more veggies, fruits, meats, or nuts couldn’t do just as well. And Yoohoo?! Really?! Look at the ingredients and it doesn’t take a scientist to tell you what’s wrong with that. At least get some real milk and cacao and do it yourself.

    Don’t get me wrong you look awesome, just saying I’m not sure how much this is helping you live a longer healthier life.

    Yoohoo: INGREDIENTS:
    Water, high fructose corn syrup, whey (from milk), sugar, corn syrup solids, cocoa (alkali process), partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate (from milk), nonfat dry milk, salt, tricalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, xanthum gum, guar gum, natural and artificial flavors, soy lechitin, mono-and diglycerides, vitamin A palmiate, niacinamide (vitamin B3), vitamin D3 and riboflavoin (vitamin B2).

  11. That is most amazing thing I have heard! Yeah for oatmeal! I am meeting with a nutritionist also. I know I need more protein. I see you have made amazing strength gains too. Congrats!

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