Ever wonder what a fitness pro eats in a day? You’re in luck, we spent the day with Alex Turner to learn his tips on cooking proteins, prepping veggies, and tips on supercharging a pre-workout stack.
Turkey Bacon (3 Strips)
4 oz. Egg Whites
50 g. Quick Oats
We have egg whites, pre-cooked turkey bacon, and one-minute oats. I always make sure that my egg whites are pasteurized, you can even drink these in a shake and use them for multiple other things. I use spray olive oil to grease my pan. I use purified water, it’s all dependent on the area you live in. I’ve lived in areas where the tap water wasn’t safe to drink so I got into the habit of using purified water when I’m cooking.
6 oz. Grilled Chicken Breast
5 oz. Asparagus
For this meal we have 6 ounces of chicken and 5 ounces of vegetables. This is my pre-workout meal and I know a lot of people will say, “where’s the carbs at?” I eat a lot of carbs throughout the day, I get better results when I drink my carbohydrates with my pre-workout within 15 minutes of my workout.
I’m making my pre-workout concoction, we start with 5 grams of COR-Performance Creatine, 60 grams of carbohydrate powder, and a scoop of C4 Original in Cherry Limeade flavor. We just mix this with water.
Before we head to the gym, I get my post-workout shake ready. This is just so I get nutrients, carbohydrates and protein into my system immediately after my workout. I do two scoops of XTEND Pro and 60 more grams of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates help shuttle nutrients into the muscles. Make sure you’re having carbohydrates or sodium with your post-workout.
Pollo Asado Bowl with Rice
Pico De Gallo
I’m going to show you guys that you can eat healthy and make good choices even when you’re out of the house. Chipotle is one of my favorites, you can be selective with what you get in your bowl or burrito. I do one scoop of white rice, one scoop of pollo asada, a little Pico de Gallo, a little corn salsa, and lettuce. This is a low-fat meal; it has carbs and protein. So, if you’re on the go, look for one of these.
6 oz Grilled Chicken Breast
250 g Brown Rice
1 cup Broccoli
1 TBSP Japanese BBQ Sauce
This is my version of a teriyaki chicken bowl for my next meal. I will use the grilled chicken I prepped last night, roasted broccoli, brown rice for the base of my bowl, and Japanese barbecue sauce. I throw my instant brown rice in the microwave for 90 seconds. I make my broccoli by turning the oven to 400 degrees, using a little olive oil, pepper, and salt, and letting it roast for about 20 minutes. This way when I reheat it, it still tastes fresh. I tenderize my chicken and let it marinate overnight before I cook it. I let it sit in Italian dressing or olive oil and salt. I use scissors to cut my chicken into bite-sized pieces and microwave it with my broccoli.
Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Cup (Sugar-Free)
2 TBSP Extra Creamy Reddi Wip
This is one of my favorite meals. It’s pudding, whipped cream, and a protein shake. When you’re dieting, most people have a sweet tooth. I learned a long time ago; sugar-free pudding or sugar-free Jell-O is a life saver. And whip cream, a lot of people think it’s going to be unhealthy for you. Two tablespoons of the extra creamy whip cream is only 15 calories, no sugar, and it’s great to add for an extra topping.
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