A Typical Day of Eating While Getting Shredded

Losing weight and getting lean are two completely different things, and a lot of people see them as one in the same – they aren’t. When you’re trying to lose weight you’re not particularly worried about maintaining any muscle mass, but more focused on the scale dropping. In contrast, when you’re trying to get lean, you’re losing weight but with a priority and point to maintain as much muscle mass as you possibly can. Now if you want to look “good” at the beach, you’re going to want to look lean, not just lose weight. You want to have that chiseled body with a low body fat percentage but while keeping that hard earned muscle you worked for underneath.

It’s no easy task getting lean, and yeah, sometimes people can take it too far. I’m not here trying to become someone who is unhealthily shredded, but I want to push my body and look really fit. Now I’ve gotten questions before on what I typically eat throughout the day, and sorry to bore you, but it’s nothing special. I’m the type of guy who can eat the same few foods every day and never get tired of them. So down below I wrote out a typical day of eating for me currently…here’s how the calories and macronutrients breakdown. (This is a fairly low-carb day for me – I will discuss carb cycling in a later post).

Calories: 2250
Carbohydrates: 225 grams
Protein: 225 grams
Fats: 50 grams

Meal 1 (aka Breakfast):
2 scoops of Cellucor Cookies ‘n Cream Whey Protein
1 Cup of Oats
2 Opti-men Multivitamins
2 Fish Oils

Calories: 580
Carbs: 62 grams
Protein: 60 grams
Fat: 11 grams

Meal 2 (Pre-workout Meal):
2 Cups of Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
1.5 Cups of Frozen Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries)
1 Small Apple

Greek Yogurt and Fruit

Calories: 432
Carbs: 56 grams
Protein: 49 grams
Fat: 0 grams

Meal 3 (Immediately After Workout):
1 Scoop Cellucor Chocolate Protein
1 Medium Banana

Banana and Protein

Calories: 230
Carbs: 19 grams
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 1 gram

Meal 4 (Biggest Meal of the Day):
8 Egg Whites
2 oz of Shredded Skim Mozzarella Cheese
4 Caramel Corn Rice Cakes
2 Tablespoons of Whipped Peanut Butter

Caramel Corn Rice Cakes

Calories: 700
Carbs: 52 grams
Protein: 65 grams
Fat: 24 grams

Meal 5 (Before Bed Snack):
2 Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurts
1 oz of Roasted Salted Almonds

Calories: 328
Carbs: 21 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Fat: 16 grams

Calories: 2,273
Carbs: 225 grams
Protein: 230 grams
Fat: 52 grams

Now as you guys can see this is nothing special. I find myself eating this kinda stuff almost every day. But let me just say, this is what works for me, everybody is different. This is something I’ve experimented with and like and I especially like leaving room for that little snack before bed so I’m not going to bed hungry. And I know you’ve probably heard that it’s bad to eat right before you go to bed, but don’t worry about that, it’s a myth – honestly.

Also, keep in mind that this is a fairly low carb day for me, don’t be afraid of carbs! They’re crucial to getting lean and losing weight! One more thing. I know this has like no veggies in it, and if you’re like me and don’t really like them too much, this is what I do (don’t judge) – a couple times a day I’ll grab a handful of spinach and just pound it down to get my greens in. It’s not the best but it gets the job done. If you guys need any help with nutrition let me know, I’d love to put together some meal ideas and plans for y’all, free of charge! As always, thanks for reading.

Your Loyal FitDude,



About TheFitDude

I'm a 21 year old college student looking to motivate and inspire you all through my passion and hobby of health and fitness. I've been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for almost a year now and want to share all of my knowledge and experience to hopefully help you guys lead healthier lifestyles. Let's get it!

One thought on “A Typical Day of Eating While Getting Shredded

  1. Carly

    You should try sautéing the spinach. It actually tastes pretty good that way, reportedly makes it more nutrient dense, and it’s gotta be faster to eat than shoving a handful of leaves in your mouth.
    Also, could add vegetable oil/olive oil/lemon juice if you really don’t like the taste.


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