Barbells, Food and Jojo

Join me as I navigate through my love for Olympic Weightlifting, Flexible Dieting and Life

Brace yourselves folks, you’re in for a long one. Let me first begin by saying that this is NOT intended to bash or talk Paleo down. I’m just going over MY experience with it over some years. I know a lot of people that it has worked for and do great on it. We’re all …

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So simple, yet once again, something I hadn’t had in quite a while like this. A homemade chicken and cheese quesadilla. So far, these are the best low carb (high fiber) tortillas that I’ve tried. Granted, I’m new to the world but they’re definitely better than the Sonoma low carb tortillas. All I put in …

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September 22, 2014

When Flexible Dieting Gets Weird: The Proyo Edition

There are times when you have leftover macros after your post-dinner snack and you kind of have to whip up something random to fill those macros. Just like this Proyo Bowl. I’m a total newbie to these but my god are they versatile. The base of a Proyo Bowl is simply greek yogurt and protein powder of choice and then add whatever toppings you see fit.

This Proyo Bowl is:

  • 95g Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 35g Allmax Iso-Flex Chocolate Protein
  • 7g Goldfish Baked Graham S’mores
  • 2 oz Beechnut Pure Banana Puree
  • 6.6g Trader Joe’s Organic Honey Crunch N’ Oats
  • 10g Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup
  • 331 kcals / 31g C / 1g F / 46g P

All whipped together. You have the choice to put just the base (Yogurt + protein) in freezer for a couple hours (or more) for more of an ice cream consistency or just straight up go for gold right away like I did. Sounds weird? Yes. Taste weird? Not at all.

September 14, 2014

Because bacon. Sunday mornings usually let me take my sweet time to make myself a delicious breakfast. Bacon, how I’ve missed you. After bacon there’s one cage-free pastured egg fried in the leftover bacon grease. And after that, one Vans protein waffle topped with Walden Farms pancake syrup. Waffle is a big change for me. I mean, hello, it’s grains! For the past four years, grains had been the devil.

When on the nazi nutrition plan recently, bacon was a big fat NO. And prior to nazi plan, I had mostly cut out animals that walk on four legs. Silly, me. I was trying all kinds of things to tweak my diet from frustration.

C: 23g / F: 29g / P: 21g

*kiss, kiss* Welcome back! If you read through Part I – first, bless your heart. And two, here is part…two.  Okay, so I left off talking about my disastrous venture into what I now refer to as the nazi regime diet. Eating far too little, far too limited foods, extreme scheduling and feeling tired and …

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