This again... a few years back (and by a few, I mean 5), I wrote a semi disordered book about meal prep called "This Is Not A Cookbook". It was one of those books that came out before my flexible dieting era and it essentially taught people how to eat out of Tupperware... woof. I have since grown as a person, a nutritionist, an athlete, and a human being. That being said, I no longer hold the mindset that I had when writing V1. Here is my redemption book. I give you V2. And it is bad-effing-ass, as there is nothing else quite like it.
Here is what you will not find in this text: This is not a book persuading you to adopt FD, this is not a book teaching you the basics of nutrition. It is far, far more than that. This is also not how to calculate your macros. I already wrote that book, and there are approximately one billion FREE resources out there that can calculate your numbers. (Now what you don't know, is if they'll be accurate given any external factors that come into play, but that is a discussion for another time). There are also handfuls of smart, qualified people who can give you an accurate starting point.
I digress. Why do I always digress? Anyway...
THIS IS NOT A COOKBOOK, this is badass book teaching you about eating for life. This is a badass book that answers all of the "what now?" once you have your macros and you can't afford a coach (or maybe you don't want someone breathing down your neck about your eating). This is badass book teaching you how to create you own template and how to eat for longevity, performance, aesthetics, and more. This is book that will help you plan ahead to hit your macros so you can stop feeling like you are failing; routinely taking three steps forward, then four steps back. This is a book that will actually help you achieve success with your diet. This is a book that will not only help you, but get you excited about your nutrition, as I have concisely packaged up years of knowledge into 50 pages (with the help of the entire Black Iron Nutrition coaching staff).
Additionally, this book has well over 25 pages of sample meal plans, with a very wide variety of macros/calories and dietary restrictions. I had my entire Black Iron Nutrition team contribute meal plans, so there is a ton of diversity and all bases/macros are covered. We wanted to SHOW you what a well balanced diet looks like across more than 50 sets of macros, ranging from 1400 calories all the way up to 5000 calories.
You will not find a single recipe in this text. But what you will find, is all of this...
-How to create your own nutritional budget
-How to prioritize your macros and nutrition
-What to do if you are new to nutrition
-How to create and stick to a template
-Food Prep > Meal Prep
-Getting creative with veggies
-Flavor Savor ideas to give your food some spunk
-How to turn up the volume to stay fuller longer
-What to do if you are a hard gainer
-Over 50 of the following sample meal plans: female, male, lower calorie, higher calorie, vegan, pescatarian, pregnancy, breastfeeding (all contributed by some of your favorite people like Manders, Kels, Emi, and Beavs).
-Bonus Material: Comprehensive food lists broken down by dominant macro, and grams of that macro per ounce.
This book was compiled to help you and that is about it. We kept it simple and clean. It was not designed to impress you (go buy Wonder Woman if you are here for graphics). There are no fancy graphics, tables, or charts. Just fun, direct, digestible info directly from your truly. -KMC