Saturday, August 16, 2008

Day 139- Nutrition Bite

A gymnast diet is much different than an endurance athlete diet! The gymnast energy spurts are best provided by a diet high in protein. Most gymnasts try to get between 60 percent and 70 percent of their calories from proteins (like meats and cheeses), the rest from carbs (like whole-grain pasta, fruits, vegetables) and fats (like oils from peanuts). And, similar to the results of the Atkins, South Beach and Zone diets, high-protein regimens help gymnasts with weight contorol. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5317810/

Sugar Preacher's Experience

A gymnast diet would be difficult! I eat meat or eggs about once a week; a large amount of meat makes me nauseous. My diet consists largely of carbs to help with my endurance addiction. Today, I biked Mt. Nebo, and Clif products were my friend! Clif Bars have a good nutrient balance for an endurance athlete with 16% protein and 62% carbohydrates.

3 comments:

Val said...

This sugar shunner really needs practice what she preaches. I'm not a huge sugar consumer. I have been let loose. Confession: I ate a whole pack of hot red tamales at the movies last night. It really has effected my energy level, sense of wellbeing, and ability to do. I rationalized; it had no HIGH Fructose corn syrup! Besides, I wanted to eat something for entertainment while I watched the Mummy movie.. repentance is a very good thing.

Val said...
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The Sugar Preacher, M.S., M.Ed. said...

Okay, I ate white bread with Val. I guess that I need to repent. haha...