Who Eats Better: My Worms or Steve In A Speedo? Podcast #2

messages Apr 06, 2010

I give nutrition coaching to Super Athlete Steve In a Speedo - tips that can also help you perform better, lose body fat and improve your health. Even if you're not a super athlete. 

I've been reading Steve's blog for several years and though I am always entertained, I'm also mortified by his diet.  Though he's an incredible athlete, he eats mountains of cereal, pizza, and Little Debbie Snow Puffs - stuff I wouldn't even put in my worm vermicomposter.  (Sorry Steve.)  I reached out to him a couple of weeks ago to see if he would be interested in a bit of coaching around eating and had him keep track of what he put in his mouth as well as his workouts.  Listen to the latest podcast to pick up a few nutrition strategies that can help you as well.  Even if you don't wear a Speedo....

Also, my podcasts are now up on iTunes under PowerHouse Performance Coaching. 

If you're curious, here are Steve's food logs and workouts for a week:

MONDAY AM:
- 3.5 servings of Frosted Flakes
- 2 cups of skim milk
- 0.5 cup of "light" OJ
- 8 oz water

[8:00 am swim, 1800 yards, fast, felt GREAT]

- 24 oz water

Lunch:
- Chicken burrito from Chipotle (tortilla, rice, black beans, medium salsa, corn, lots of cheese, lettuce).
- Chipotle: bag of chip and green salsa
- 12 oz diet cherry coke
- 12 oz water

[2 pm, lift weights, 45 minutes, felt normal]

- 12 oz water

Supper:
- 2 big slices of sausage pizza from Pasianos
- 40 oz diet cola

- 24 water
- 24 water
- 12 water

TUESDAY AM:
- 2 servings of Frosted Flakes
- 1.5 servings of Apple Jacks
- 2 cups skim milk
- 24 oz water

[9:30 am, 10 mile run, 90% effort, felt good and fast!]

- 24 oz water
- 1 pack Nutrilite Endurance Cubes (180 calories - like "shot bloks")
- 24 oz water

Lunch:
- 2 big tacos (ground turkey seasoned with taco seasoning, 2 cups cheddar cheese, homemade [canned] salsa, 1-2 oz of spinach
- 24 oz water

- 16 oz water

- 24 oz water

Supper:
- 2 cups homemade turkey chili with red beans
- 1 oz cheddar cheese
- 1 serving organic tortilla chips
- 1.5 servings of Honey Nut Cherrios
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 100 calorie Little Debbie "Snow Puffs"
- 12 oz diet root beer
- 24 oz water

- 12 oz water

WEDNESDAY AM:
- 4 servings Honey Nut Cherrios
- 2 cups milk
- 24 oz water
- 6 oz light OJ

- 48 oz water

Lunch:
- 2 big tacos (ground turkey seasoned with taco seasoning, 2 cups cheddar cheese, homemade [canned] salsa, 1-2 oz of spinach
- 24 oz water

[2 pm, lift weights, 32 minutes, normal]

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 1 serving pretzel sticks (from a student)
- 24 oz water

Supper:
- 24 oz water
- Entire Sausage/Pepperoni Red Baron "original crust" frozen pizza
- 100 calorie Little Debbie "Snow Puff"
- 12 oz diet root beer
- 1 strip of bacon

- 12 oz water

THURSDAY AM:
- 2 servings Honey Nut Cherrios
- 1.5 cups skim milk

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

Lunch:
- Frozen chicken burrito
- 1.5 servings Honey Nut Cherrios
- 1 cup skim milk
- Chips and homemade salsa (2 servings)
- 12 oz diet cherry coke

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- Nutrilite Endurance Cubes (180 cal)

[6 pm intervals on the track: 4.5 miles total.  Went out hard.  Pretty good splits.]

- 24 oz of water during track workout

Supper:
- 24 oz water
- 1 Naan / spinach  / cheese pizza (garlic naan topped with 3/4 cup homemade (canned) pizza sauce, 1-2 oz spinach, 1-1.5 cups cheddar cheese).
- 1 banana
- 100 calorie Little Debbie "Snow Puff"

FRIDAY AM:
(Forgot to eat breakfast.  I think my stomach was a little funky.  Later, around 9 am, I started feeling like I was getting a cold.  I think that's why I forgot to eat.  But then I started to push the water.)

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

Lunch:
- 1.5 servings of Honey Nut Cherrios
- 1 serving of Total with strawberries (in the box - not fresh strawberries)
- 2 cups skim milk
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

[1600 yard swim workout: intervals.  Had my fastest 4 100 times ever!]

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 12 oz water

Supper:
- We made 16 oz cooked shrimp, 8 "ice cubes" of frozen homemade pesto (that's pesto we made last fall and then froze in ice-cube trays), and 4 cups of homemade pasta, and I ate about half of that.
- 24 oz water
- 5 servings of Honey Nut Cherrios
- 2 cups skim milk
- 12 oz water

SATURDAY AM:
- 2.5 servings of Apple Jacks
- 2 cups skim milk
- 24 oz water

[4.5 mile easy trail run with friends]

- 24 oz water

Lunch:
- Chicken burrito from Chipotle (tortilla, rice, black beans, medium salsa, corn, lots of cheese, lettuce).
- 12 oz diet soda
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

[1 hour of yard work]

Supper:
(fancy french restaurant)
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- sip of white wine
- duck breast (6-8 oz maybe?) smothered in a sweet honey sauce
- an oz (maybe 2) of withered swiss chard
- 1/4 apple
- a few walnuts
- small puff-pastry with ground duck inside (I believe it's called a "bisteeya")
- 3 puff pastries with 3 small scoops of vanilla ice cream drizzled in chocolate sauce for dessert.

- 24 oz water

SUNDAY AM:
- 1 serving Honey Nut Cherrios
- 1 cup milk
- 24 oz water

- 24 oz water
- 1 Roctane (gu pre-race)
- 12 oz water right after race

[warm-up and cool down: 4 miles]
[5K race: HURT like a mother, but got that PR!]


Lunch:
- 24 oz water
- 3/4 of a spinach-naan "pizza" (just like I made on Thursday, only about 3/4 of the size)
- 1 cup of the leftover shrimp / pesto / pasta from Friday
- 12 oz OJ
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water

[2 hours and 20 minutes of yard work]

- 24 oz water
- 24 oz water
- 12 oz diet root beer
- 24 oz water

Supper:
- 4/5 of a Freshetta "brick oven" frozen pizza (cheese)
- 24 oz water
- 2 servings of "smart start" cereal
- 1.5 cups skim milk

- 100 calorie pack of cheese
- 100 calorie Little Debbie Snow Puff
- 12 oz water

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