The Starting Strong meal plan lasts for 7 days. This week of menus consistently provides 6 meals/snacks per day, with exercise occurring first thing every morning. Therefore, each day will start out with a small pre-workout meal followed by your exercise routine and then a post-workout meal immediately after exercise.
These meals have minimal amounts of dense starch or dry carbohydrate so as to increase the fiber and volume of each meal and prevent hunger.
Except for the pre and post exercise snacks, each meal will consist of approximately 30% protein, 50% carbohydrate and 20% fat.* Some may be slightly lower in carbohydrates.