I’m 7 weeks from my Chicago show and I am out to prove that I can eat well on IIFYM while I’m prepping!
This week I am going to change my food up!
I follow several competitors who are prepping IIFYM and several who are prepping “Bro”. The difference is, the food my IIFYM friends share is soooo much more appetizing than my bro friends.
In fact: I was inspired by my friend Amado to eat some seafood today! He inspires me! He looks amazing and always presents the most delicious, yummy food pics! I cannot wait to see him on stage!
Here is my lunch!
Margarita Shrimp Salad
12 cocktail shrimp. (yep.. I bought a cocktail ring, all the other shrimp was frozen. don’t judge me!)
2 Tablespoons of Cabo fresh guacamole
10 g Fage total zero Greek yogurt
1/4 cup cucumbers
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
3 chopped up radishes (plus 1 I ate while cooking)
Juice from half a lime
Lime slices I covered in sea salt because I have no tequila.. so whatever!
Sea Salt is fantastic on this salad! It’s chunky and fun.
This is certainly a recipe that you could modify to your own tastes. I could have used avocado but none were ripe at the store. I’ve used
Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packs too.
I filled in my macro tracker today so I had everything in it I wanted.
This salad fit beautifully because it’s lower carb and fat. I probably could have upped the protein with more shrimp. My goal was to fit everything I wanted to eat in today and make it all fit nicely.
Mini food rant: Because you KNOW I don’t hold back!
On the facebook competitor boards, many girls post regurgitated mantras from their uninformed coaches about how prep MUST be done. Telling other women they won’t “look right” if they eat fruit or that salt needs to be cut out at 6 weeks because … because…
because… they don’t even know why. Their coach told them to so they have to eat un seasoned food for 6 weeks. #FML
Salt is good for your muscles! If you need to get real on that.. head over to this link and spend some time with Bio Layne who has prepped the best without silly bullshit voodoo.
I have done all the bro -prepping I will ever do. I have managed to continue to get over 35 different foods per week. I like the way I feel. I like the way I look. My heart is happier than before. I am healthier than I was last prep.
Plus I’ve had so much LESS bloat than before. I had to use laxatives, diuretics and antacids a LOT in my bro-preps.
Before you tell another competitor “that’s a NO-NO in prep”, do some research! If you don’t like milk in prep, don’t drink it, but plenty of high level athletes eat balanced menus that include things your bro-coach doesn’t even understand. I don’t deal in absolutes. If you don’t know why you are doing something, ask your coach to explain it to you and show you the research. that’s a fresh idea!
Hey!! Enjoy your food. I totally get that prepping is hard, but you can make good food fit!