I am a female 100/200m sprinter and I’ve only recently become more aware of my nutrition. I generally don’t weigh my food but I was wondering if the example I give below (which is the general basis of my diet) seems ok or whether I need to include more or less of anything. I’m not sure about weighing my food all the time as I don’t really think it’s always practical, I’d rather just know whats good and what to avoid! I have provided 2 dinner examples as they are the only meals that differ very much. I would really appreciate the help!..
B/fast 9/10am: 30g oatmeal and skim milk, green tea & sugar-free squash
Lunch ~1pm: 2 slices wholemeal grainy bread, 65g tuna with 1 tblsp low-fat
mayo and onions. Bowl of veg soup and 1 apple. Normal tea &
Dinner 4.30/5pm: lean chicken, 150-200g potatoes and lots veg, tea & squash
OR 100g lean mince, 100g chilli sauce (from a tin!), 60g
(uncooked) brown rice & 1 brown pitta bread.
After Training~9.30pm: 20g whey protein with water, more squash, 1 apple
and 2 tangerines
Does this seem ok?
Anyways, if you can maintain that diet for any significant amount of time that is great! I suggest slowly making changes as you feel the need. Learn what you can about post workout nutrition etc, and then modify your exiting diet. Small changes over time amount to a really good diet.
[QUOTE=Herb]All that tea, where are you from…England?QUOTE]
Got it in one! I love it!
I’ve heard that you shouldn’t eat to soon before going to bed so I’ll definately look into the post-workout food as I’m not really sure, thanks!
quality food is a MUST! no supplements can substitute this! have one of the meals you take before training after your workout and have a good snack instead a couple of hours pre- (or longer, it’s up to you)
if necessary have your supplements, as most of us haven’t got an ideal nutrition
have some kind of protein with any of your meals
have some veggies/fruits at the same time
you already have your green tea
avoid CHO with high GI most of the times (to avoid flactuations in your glucose and cravings), apart from post-training meals -that’s the time to take them, i.e, post-workout “window”, and…
try this one: mix well with a spoon cottage cheese, peanut butter -a good one- choco protein, flax meal and splenda/canderel to taste; you’ll find the ratios, but it’s quick and easy, just what you need before bed
Like everyone you’ve probably got other things to sort out, thinking about small things like whether you’re getting casein, or creatine in your beef is a minor thing, takes focus away from what’s important, getting the right foods at the right time, quantity etc etc.
If you’ve got an English tongue like me and think cottage cheese tastes like shit, you’ll be cringing for something that doesn’t make a big difference.