I’ve been training exceptionally hard these last couple of months with a more body builder type programming. Lots of accessory work; 531 on my main lifts with the exception of linear progression on my bench. All of the upper body work is doing wonders for my bench and I’m loving it. My diet is fairly dialed in; however; I noticed the other day when I was tightening my weight belt that it was tighter than it should have been and did NOT feel good. Uhhhhhh, what’s up with that?!
I started looking back on my diet and realized that my 1/2 piece of toast with my eggs in the morning has become a full piece; plus a piece of my favorite…peanut butter toast…or two. Maybe a sandwich here and there and when I started adding it up I realized that my bread consumption was off the rails.
Uh Ohhhhhhhhh. The result? Fluff. Unacceptable fluff that has no reflection on how hard I’ve been training so back to the drawing board I go. It still amazes me how quickly bread consumption can sneak into my daily diet. I’m very good at avoiding it when I think about it but once I get just a bit complacent about it, BAM! I’m eating multiple pieces a day and that’s just NO BUENO.
So back to limiting my carbs to my ginormous salads once a day and I should be feeling better by next week. And hopefully instead of visions of sugar-plums dancing in my head, I’ll dream of this:
Mmmmmmm, bread. Delicious but useless.
Alex from Canadia