Hey guys i'm getting a little ahead of myself but here's the situation. I'm going to do a show on 3/23. 3 days later i'm going on vacation to florida for 6 days...returning 4/3. When I get back I am considering doing a show a little over 4 weeks later. The last thing I want to do is have my whole vacation revolve around eating 6 perfect pre-contest meals per day. Since i'll be in near-contest shape when I go down...what are some things I can take with me to maintain as close to my condition as possible?
I am driving down with one of my best friends and 5 girls (i know, i rule!). There's going to be 7 of us in a hotel room with 1 small refrigerator that is going to be jammed with alcohol. Anyways here were my thoughts about what I could bring that would help me preserve for a week.
Bring enough Met-RX mrps (i get them for less than $1 each with my employee discount) so that I can have 3 per day. I also picked up a 12 ct box of met-rx after fx protein bars with 34 grams protein and 13 g carb, 8 g fat. I was thinkin of having this as part of a meal if we don't get enough whole food meals which we inevitably wont.
Since my pre-contest diet is pretty much a keto diet, I was thinking of bringing a few containers of natural peanut butter and buying vegetables down there and dipping my veggies in peanut butter to get the fats. I'm bringing a bag of soy grits down for my breakfast - they have 21g protein, and only 7 grams of carbs and are much like oatmeal.
So my diet would look like this:
1/2 cup soy grits
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 can tuna fish
4 cups salad w/o dressing
my cheat meal (hey, it's vacation)
so i'll probably get some sort of seafood pasta...just wont go overboard
Probably 4-5 drinks (alcoholic) <--i'm on vacation and there's no way i'll be deprived of having some drunken fun on the beach!
peanut butter (to slow digestion overnight)
I realize this isn't the best possible but I will have to make due with what I have as I will not have access to a kitchen and wont have the storage available for eggs, beef, chicken, etc. I know this will set me back on my contest condition a few weeks but I figure i have over 4 weeks of strict dieting when I get back before my next show. I plan on just doing pushups, pullups, bodyweight squats, and bench dips...things I can do in a hotel room if there is not a gym available at the facility. What are your thoughts and advice on how far this will set me back?
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