Friday, December 12, 2008

Not a salad in sight...

with my usual end of competition season break, comes my end of athletes diet break too:-)

Normally I follow a moderate GI diet, with "windows" of higher GI foods pre-training or racing. My diet is high in healthy veggies, nuts, lean proteins and very little "starchy" CHO (but still a bit as I have a 3 year old!).

Since the final Verge race, I have been on a no "green" diet. Lots of Thai/Indian/Mexican cuisine all washed down with some yummy brown beers to boot! so far I am up 1 pound...and hope to put on another 2 pounds by the end of my break on the 19th of December.

So, while your off the bike or have the running shoes stored away...enjoy a "normal" (sad to say eh?) diet so it is easier to get back to that athletes diet when the break is over!

Happy Holidays folks!


Wheels said...

Don't we have this backwards? I mean, we're not exercising, so shouldn't we be watching what we eat now?! I have fallen off the diet wagon in a big way!

Trigirlpink said...

Whatz a moderate GI diet?

Do me a favor, put on another 4 instead of 2. No sense making me feel Oprah- like and not wanting to eat again for the rest of the day after reading this. (sigh)

Kurt P. said...

moderate glycemic index : meaning very limited high GI foods (grains, breads, pasta's, etc).

All about controlling the blood sugar response. Not just body comp.

Wheels said...

I have 2 words for this 2 week break: SUPERSIZE ME!