Friday, March 30, 2007

WHAT DO BLOGGING ATHLETES EAT?

 
I would love to know what the rest of you eat. Do you follow any specific food plan? High-carb? High-protein? High-PowerBar?  Paleo? Anything you avoid? Fat? Alcohol? Crystal Light?
 
Do you eat when you're hungry or on a schedule or when your job allows for a break?
 
Do you try to keep your calories down, or up?
 
How does your diet change as you get deeper into your training season? Do you eat differently for speed workouts (if any) than for long runs?
 
Have you identified any food or indulgence that will make or break a run?
 
What to you eat/drink on your long runs?
 
Inquiring minds want to know. 

4 comments:

Flo said...

Well, I can't answer all those questions but I can respond to some.

I've been eating only whole foods for about 3 months now. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, lean meat, and dairy. That's pretty much it. I do eat whole grains once in a while but not that often. I'm staying away from bread and processed bars etc. I eat on a schedule, every 2-3 hours. I'm also keeping the calories down as I'm trying to lose the fat.

Eating this way has helped me lose fat and increase my energy. I get out of bed much easier now and can stay up later. It's a lot easier to exercise and I put out a greater effort.

I have not ramped up my training as of yet, so can't tell you about that. I am however, training for a marathon so I'm running 3 hours a week and it's working fine so far.

LouBob said...

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

bunnygirl said...

I went no-soda, low-fat, semi-vegetarian my first year of college (1985) and never looked back.

My diet is pretty clean, consisting mainly of organic yogurt, fruit, vegetables and grains. At the office, I tend to get bored with just sitting all day long, so I eat a small (100 calories or less) mini-meal every hour between 9 am and 2 pm. I eat a regular vegetarian meal of some sort for dinner, and an organic granola bar or two for dessert.

On hard training days, I can have beef, chicken, or some other sort of animal flesh, if I like, but I often eat vegetarian those days, too, because it's what my body is used to.

I never eat deep-fried foods. My body can't handle them any more. I don't drink sodas, either, although giving them up was no great loss since I never really liked them much, anyway. I drink lots of water, green tea, and yerba mate. I drink a cup or two of coffee on weekdays, but not usually on weekends.

Saturday is my cheat day, and I usually splurge on Indian buffet.

I don't drink milk, but I eat cheese and yogurt. I use Silk soymilk on my oatmeal and in my evening Yogi Tea nightcap.

Speaking of nightcaps, I don't drink alcohol any more. I find it just causes me to waste time, and I'm at an age where I can appreciate the true uncertainty of tomorrow, so I don't dare waste today!

I go through phases on workout foods and drinks. I currently like Amino Vital, which I sometimes spike with pomegranate concentrate or Hammer Gel for carbs. For non-beverage fuel, I like Sport Beans and Hammer Gel, although I've also used Honey Stinger Gel and glucose tablets to good effect. But my stomach can handle anything, so I'm not terribly picky.

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