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Body Beast: Meal Plan Week 1

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I’ve completed other Beachbody programs but Body Beast is the first that I’ve made a meal plan for.  Luckily, the program comes with a meal plan book that is very easy to use.  Score!!

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Over the last six months, I’ve realized that I have an ectomorphic body type.  That means that I’m naturally skinny and have a very hard time building muscle.  I am lucky in that losing weight had been very easy for me.  But gaining the muscular body that I dream of is very hard to do.  Knowing my body type makes it easier to determine the calories that I need to build my muscles as well as fuel my body.  I calculated my calories based on the Body Beast plan and added a few hundred extra calories since I’m a hard-gainer.  This meal plan is based on the Build/Bulk 2400 calorie block. 

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Body Beast: Meal Plan Week 1

  • Meal One (7am): 3 egg whites, 1 egg, 1/4 cup spinach, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 1 Ezekiel raisin toast with 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Workout (8:15am): preworkout- energy drink, postworkout- protein shake (currently 1 vegan Chocolate Shakeology, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup almond milk plus water and ice)
  • Meal Two (10am): 3 oz chicken, 1/2 cup lentils, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1 cup green beans, 6 almonds
  • Meal Three (12pm): 3 oz ground turkey, 1 cup sweet potato, 1/2 cup black beans
  • Meal Four (230pm): 3 oz chicken, 1/2 cup lentils, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1 cup green beans, 6 almonds
  • Meal Five (5pm): varies
  • Meal Six (7:30pm): 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, 1/2 cup gluten free granola, stevia

Meal Five varies each day.  My old meal plan had dinner as the same foods each night.  It didn’t bother me but I could tell that not eating the same meal or at the same time as my kids was affecting them.  Instead, I decided to make my own meal plans and change dinner slightly each night so we could eat as a family again.  Meal Five consists of 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 proteins, and 1 fat.  So far I have been winging dinners according to the portions but next meal plan I will be sure to pre-plan them so we have even more variety.

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