what can i eat to give me energy 4 sports
Posted by happykat27 at 08/17/2009
i play field hockey, and it's intense. i feel weak a lot from not eating meat, so what should i have to keep me fueled instead?
i'm allergic to most nuts, and strawberries and bananas... just to let you know, i guess. hahaha :)
avoid Brazer; he's in it to sell his shlock, little tiny shelf-life foods wrapped in mylar that will never degrade.
avoid garlic and aromatics during heavy exercise.
coconut water is a good idea. tempeh is great.
btw, why were all the posts deleted in the thread?
more than anything, eat a LOT. it isn't a veg or not veg thing, its a you are growing and working out thing. EAT!!
Trust me, there is "natural" that compares to the power packed in baobab fruit.
I have been so impressed with it, that I am bring this lovely fruit (naturally dry) to the public (250g tubs).
Per 100 grams, it has 6 times more vitamin C than orange, 4 times more potassium than bannana, 2 times more calcium than milk. There is a UNITED NATIONS study on the baobab that confirms this.
I want to start by pointing out that there is nothing humans need that we cannot get from plant based sources and if anything, adopting a healthy vegan diet is an advantage athletically!
While some folks seem to experience "cravings", "weakness", etc after adopting a vegan diet though, most of this appears to be either not physically based at all (mentally or emotionally causing themselves to feel unwell) or the folks have continued unhealthy eating habits they already had.
Our basic nutritional needs do not change when we adopt meat-free and better still vegan diets - all that has changed is that we are now partially using different sources to supply those needs. We still need to eat healthfully and make sure that we have strong nutritional sources for carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins and so on.
So my advice is to not worry so much about "replacing" meat as to making sure that your diet (and lifestyle in general!) is healthy.
There is a a good bit of more detailed info around on sports nutrition, some is already vegan specific and the rest can be converted over.
Being in touch with other vegan athletes can be extremely helpful and there are many inspiring vegan athletes out there. I suggest checking out websites and online communities such as http://www.veganfitness.net and http://www.veganbodybuilding.com
I hope this helps!