5-4-3-2-1 Plan

Friday, March 18, 2011

Keeping track of what you eat throughout the day can be hard sometimes, and I think we all have the tendency to complicate things...but I just found this really neat/easy method that may work for some of you. Check it out!

It's called 5-4-3-2-1 plan, in which you count portions.  So much easier than calories!

 5-P's  (proteins)
 4-C's (carbs)
 3-F's (Fats)
 2-G's (veggies)
 1- T (treat - optional)

 Soooo what does that mean? Here is a sample meal plan:

Meal 1:  2 eggs +3 Whites with Spinach and Red Pepper (1 P, 1 F, 1 G)
Supplements: MultiVitamin, Omega 3's

Meal 2: Oatmeal, w/ natural PB, and 1 scoop Protein Powder (1P, 1C, 1F)  (preworkout meal!)
Postworkout Drink ~ Shakeology  (1/2 C, 1/2 P)

Meal 3: Low Fat Cottage Cheese with Sliced Banana (1P, 1 C)

Meal 4: Steak, sweet potatoe w/lil butter, Asparagus  (1P,1C, 1F, 1G)

Meal 5: Protein shake with Almond Milk and water  (P, small amount C)

Totals for the day:
5.5 Protein servings
3.5 Carb servings
3 Fat Servings
2 Greens