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    Ria
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    Unhealthy

    Post by Ria on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:51 pm

    So, I started noticing today how much my diet effects my performance. When I am at school, I have a bagel(full of protein!) and a banana, then for lunch a granola bar and something frozen, but healthy, like a lean pocket. Then for dinner, it is all hell. I am home and my mom feeds me, and she does not let me control what I can and can't eat. Usually it is some sort of chicken with fries or potatoes and mac and cheese or vegetables(and she always gives me way more than a person should be able to eat, and she expects me to eat it all!) Then, she cuts me the BIGGEST piece of cake for dessert, cause she always has a fresh cake baked. But today, since I didnt have school, I had a lunch just like my dinner and she made french toast for brekfast. So, when I got to my run, I felt sooo sick. And when I worked out with my trainer, I still felt sick. So, my question is, do you think there is some way I could ask my mom to cook healthier things, or let me cook myself(she wont, she is power crazy and just plain insane). I feel like this diet is really holding me back in my training.
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by Phuckduck on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 pm

    your diet isn't holding you back. chill. i eat chipotle the night before races all the time and do well.
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by Ria on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:53 pm

    Then what would explain the crappy way ive been feeling on my run?
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by ctk4xc11 on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:04 am

    maybe you just had a crappy day, idk, experiment with different things, if you still feel bad after you eat like today again then just ask your mom to make healthier things. I don't think she will get mad that her child wants to eat healthier. Smile
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by Pinthin on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:23 am

    Try finding recipes online that are healthier and ones your mom might go for. My mom gets excited when I suggest meals, one less thing for her too do.
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by Just Because on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:15 pm

    As long as you are making healthy choices on the average then you will be okay. That being said, I read somewhere that good nutrition can increase performance 5%.
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by xotrackkgirl on Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:58 am

    if she gives you too much, don't let that force you to eat it all.
    Stop when you feel full.
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by *runfast* on Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:39 pm

    I don't think that diet can affect you too bad . . . all I do is make sure that I don't eat junk food before races and I usually feel fine. I usually don't pay too much attention to that when i'm training, as long as you eat mostly healthy stuff
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    Re: Unhealthy

    Post by thenextdeena on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:55 pm

    Ria wrote:So, I started noticing today how much my diet effects my performance. When I am at school, I have a bagel(full of protein!) and a banana, then for lunch a granola bar and something frozen, but healthy, like a lean pocket. Then for dinner, it is all hell. I am home and my mom feeds me, and she does not let me control what I can and can't eat. Usually it is some sort of chicken with fries or potatoes and mac and cheese or vegetables(and she always gives me way more than a person should be able to eat, and she expects me to eat it all!) Then, she cuts me the BIGGEST piece of cake for dessert, cause she always has a fresh cake baked. But today, since I didnt have school, I had a lunch just like my dinner and she made french toast for brekfast. So, when I got to my run, I felt sooo sick. And when I worked out with my trainer, I still felt sick. So, my question is, do you think there is some way I could ask my mom to cook healthier things, or let me cook myself(she wont, she is power crazy and just plain insane). I feel like this diet is really holding me back in my training.
    1. Make only get granola bars from the health food sections b/c usually they are high in calories. Even the ones that claim to be 'whole grain' are often loaded with sugar, so they taste good.
    2. My coach and basically every nutritionist I've talked to, stress that bagels are not a health food. They are high in calories again and give you a quick energy rush.
    so yes, your mom may be adding to the problem but you should read some nutrition books, because what you're choosing may not be the best choices. I was really suprised to find out how many of things I thought were healthy, really weren't

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