On Sunday afternoon, I set out to prepare two days worth of meals. To recap the diet, here is what The Rock Plan calls for:

Meal 1 – 10 oz cod, 2 whole eggs, 2 cups oatmeal
Meal 2 – 8 oz cod, 12 oz sweet potato, 1 cup veggies
Meal 3 – 8 oz chicken, 2 cups white rice, 1 cup veggies
Meal 4 – 8 oz cod, 2 cups rice, 1 cup veggies, 1 tbsp fish oil
Meal 5 – 8 oz steak, 12 oz baked potato, spinach salad
Meal 6 – 10 oz cod, 2 cups rice, salad
Meal 7 – 30 grams casein protein, 10 egg-white omelet, 1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms), 1 tbsp fish oil

Since I plan to make the nightly omelet fresh each day, my plan was to prepare the other 12 meals in one shot. I took a trip to the grocery store to get most of what I needed, as well as the fish market to pick up the 6 POUNDS OF COD! that I would be consuming in the next 48 hours.

Assembly Line of Food

Two days of food. Not pictured: Two 10-egg white omelettes, two serving of oatmeal, two protein shakes.

Henry Ford would be proud.

The secret to prepping all of this food was with an assembly-line approach. I lined up 12 empty containers, then filled each accordingly as each food item was done. White rice done? Ok, that goes into six containers. Baked potatoes? Ok, that’s two. And so on.

That's a lot of cod!Cooking the fish is ridiculous. I need to figure out a better approach here. Cooking six pounds at once is quite an endeavor. The fish market where I got the cod will steam anything you purchase there for free. That sounds less delicious than baking it all, but it could be worth saving myself the hassle. That will be the plan for Tuesday, when I make the food for Days 3 and 4.

Overall, this took me about two hours, not including the shopping. I’m going to work on cutting down the time. I would like to be able to prepare two days worth of food in under an hour.

The Rock doesn’t have to do this work, as he has the benefit of having a private chef who prepares all of his food. On the other hand, I also don’t have to spend my Sundays at the People’s Choice Awards. So I guess it’s all relative.