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Diet - what I ate today!



  • DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307
    Mad your neighbour will only be helped if his wife's name is Vera and then you can shout each day "'ello Vera"


  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
  • madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    today we have sank to an all time new low - I suggest a minutes silence whislt we reflect on the purpose of what it is to be a triathlete

    David (mate) oh dear ......
  • loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    I am sure I just saw some tumble weed
  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Shockerooni David .... go and sit in the corner..[:D]

    Yesterdays food was a bit healthier

    Brekkie - 2 weetabix and toast with lime marmalade - oj and coffee

    Midmorning - trackerbar

    Lunch- tuna salad

    Midafternoon - nuts and dried fruit

    Dinner - baked spuds and half a cheese and tom pizza

    Usual fruit orange, apple and banana
  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Hard training sessions yesterday so had a bit more to eat - still managed to lose a pound

    Brekke - 2 weetabix and toast and lime marmalade - oj and coffee

    Mid morning - bagel and banana (post swim)

    Lunch - beans on toast - an orange and a pint of water

    Mid afternoon - tracker bar and some dried fruit and nuts

    Dinner - tomato and goats cheese pasta sauce with veggies and a bucket load of spaghetti - followed by ice cream - banana and tinned pears

  • pacrfishpacrfish Posts: 266
    Little Les - this is just to make you feel better about your diet ...


    Breakfast: Muesli + banana (good so far ....)

    Snack: 2 white bread rolls with big chunk of cheese

    Later snack: chocolate

    Lunch: cheese and potato sandwich with wholmeal bread + chocolate

    Snack: biscuits

    Tea-time: steal bits of children's chicken and chips

    Dinner: pasta with tomatoes, green peppers and chicken + very large ice-cream

    Snack: yoghurt + chocolate

    Late night snack: nuts & sultanas.

    Plus lots of tea, coffee, water and a bottle of red wine with the husband.

    Training: 20 minute swim

    Maybe this is why I'm slow up the hills .... but a girl does need her chocolate!
  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Nice one Pat ... but cheese and potato sandwich???!![:'(]


    Brekkie - usual weetabix and toast etc

    Snack - couple of biccies and some dried fruit and nuts

    Lunch - Cheese and ham omelette and an orange

    Afternoon - banana cake and a biscuit -

    Dinner - Salmon with a warm petit pois salad - ice cream with banana

    Post swim class - yoghurt and an orange

  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    Been v.bad[:(]! 2 days in Newcastle and I been eating big fry ups in the morning, snacky lunch and mexican or chinese in the eves. Plus a couple (?[&:]?) of drinkies. Went for a run today after I got back and felt sooooooooooo bad. Think I need to take it easy for a couple of days!
  • madnursemadnurse Posts: 782
    who's been a bad girl [:D][:D][:D] ???? a little blow out now n then wont hurt your training too much - think of it as carbo loading ..maybe

    madnurse (phil)

    thanks again for the donation - hoping the others on here folllow suit
  • pacrfishpacrfish Posts: 266

    Breakfast: Muesli + banana

    Early lunch: pizza and choc cake

    Late lunch: hard boiled eggs, beetroot + choc

    Snack: large ice cream (incl choc flake)

    Dinner: spag bol (managed to avoid picking at children's leftovers)

    Late eve: nuts, sultanas, biscuits, crisps .... and beer. Oh dear.

    Hadn't realised how much choc I eat. Does it really make a difference???

    Jazdog - cheese and potato sandwich is bread, butter, sliced cheese (or better still, chunks) and cold mashed potato. Next best thing to a chip butty!

    Hope this makes you feel better, AB!

    Training: run intervals - hit a 7 min mile for the first time ever..... so it can't be all bad - or can it??

  • guv001guv001 Posts: 227
    Now I'm not doing any training I'm going to focus on food for a few weeks to keep me occupied. I'm going to plan a week of healthy eating if anyone has any tips please feel free to post them to me.
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    ParcFish, I eat the same sandwich but prefer grated cheese and a splash of salad cream. Fav ever though is cream cheese, fish fingers and ketchup!

    Good to know I'm not the only one who enjoys my food! (and drink[:D])


    Breakfast: Weetabix

    Lunch: Cold meat, cheese, fruit and Krisprolls

    Dinner: Planning on spag bol tonight
  • pacrfishpacrfish Posts: 266

    Pre long run: rice krispies & tea

    Post-run breakfast: Muesli + extra sultanas

    Lunch: Tuna bake + turkey bean pot + fennel potatoes, broccoli & broad beans. Apple pie + ginger syllabub (Had to cook lunch for lots of people so seemed a shame not to try everything...) + Wine

    Snack: choc

    Tea: Leftover tuna bake + rice pudding.

    Must have put on at least 2 lbs.

    AB - cream cheese, fish fingers and ketchup - wonderful, sounds right up my street! Ever tried stilton and mango chutney sandwiches?

  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    Parcfish, Not stilton and mango but love Philly and mango chutney, also chilli crisps in sandwiches!

    Food today will be mainly soup!! just had tooth pulled and having braces fitted this pm! Maybe not any training today!!!
  • pacrfishpacrfish Posts: 266
    AB - poor you. I've had a lot of dental work done this year (could have had a new bike for what it cost!) & found that I felt grotty for a couple of days after major work - so good luck!
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Posts: 0
    Not cheap is it - still not feeling as bad as expected s cooking up tuna risotto with broccolli and spinach tonight - not as tasty as fish fingers sandwiches!! But prob healthier1
  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    That lot sounds disgusting... cheese yes.. but cold mashed spuds[:'(][:'(]

    Not going to post everything I ate over the weekend cos I can't remember it all... had pre race meal of macaroni and chips (2 helpings) on sat night

    pre race brekkie of porridge and toast

    after the race was lots of rolls, danish pastries, cakes, scones, a curry and fish and chips - over 2 days [:)][:)]

    Now regretting it all having put on 3 pounds!

    Back to healthy eating!


    p.s my wife said to tell you all I like cottage cheese and beans on baked spuds - seems to think this is also disgusting -
  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    I don;t understand my body... pig out over the weekend and appear to put on the best part of four pounds. Have a normal day yesterday and three of the pounds put on have disappeared! [>:][&:] Any explanations?


    Cereal and toast

    No mid morning snack

    Lunch - cheese and bacon omelette, an orange and a biscuit

    Mid afternoon - tracker bar

    Dinner - two baked spuds with cheese and coleslaw and half a margherita pizza. - Ice cream and tinned pears to finish!

  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Morning all,

    Brekkie yesterday - cereal and toast, oj and coffee

    Post swim banana and apple

    Lunch - tuna wrap and an orange

    Mid afternoon yoghurt and a banana cake

    Dinner - salmon and salad followed by banana and ice cream

  • mgs76mgs76 Posts: 10
    I came across this article today and thought it may be of interest to those in this forum http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0127.htm

    It basically advocated a great increase in calories, particularly from carbs, to boost performance. Admittedly the athletes were training for 11 hours per week (which many here are doing I should think) but their calorie intake was increased by around 1700 to almost 4000 calories per day.

    It sounded like a lot to me but apparently recovery and performance improved - and there were no significant weight gains.

    Do people in here take much notice of calories? I haven't done but I roughly added mine up for the day just now (after lunch) and I've had about 1300 so far - with probably an afternoon snack and evening meal to go.

    Anyway, have a look - I found it quite interesting - and it means I can have a bigger dinner tonight in the name of improving recovery and performance!!

  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    I'm sure the science behind that is right but when I eat too many carbs my weight goes up! I guess it all depends on training intensity and volume. If you train at lower intensities you burn a fat/carb mix. High intensity is pure carbs. When you race I guess the intensity is higher so during the race season I could see the benefit of eating more carbs. I'm trying to lose weight tho so will avoid too many carbs just now and train/race at lower intensity. - V. Interesting link tho!

    Yesterday - weetabix and toast with maramalade, oj and coffee

    Mid morning tracker bar

    Lunch - chicken broth soup and a tuna wrap

    Afternoon - couple of biccies

    Pre Dinner pint

    Dinner - chicken caesar salad wraps - banana and ice cream

    Post dinner - a few crisps

    Weight seems to have stabilised at pre-race level for last few days - 12st 13lb - 3lb to go!

  • loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673
    I agree with you jazdog -

    I suspect training for 11hrs a week will probably require 4000 carbs a day lets face it most of us who arent exercising need about 2000-2500 a day so add in 1.5-2hrs a day of hi-intensity training a you could easilly burn and extra 2000-1500 so that is just common sense really.

    My only gripe is that 11hrs a week for 4 weeks and only and 8% increase in performance when the performance in the first test 5:25(this must be a typo or something as I can't believe any one training for an ironman would be this slow for an oly let alone it be the average for a group) for an oly is quite slow doesn't really prove the increase in comsumption is responsible

  • DOtriHarderDOtriHarder Posts: 307

    Try eating quite soon after training as your metabolic rate is elevated for upto 2 hours after excercise. By eating then you burn off more of the unnecessary elements

  • jazdogjazdog Posts: 223
    Cheers David, I try and do that when possible. Seems to be working this tho. My diet this week has been much improved since my pig out at the weekend but then my training has been lighter in comparison too.

    Yesterday -

    usual brekkie,

    mid morning yoghurt and apple

    cuppa soup and cheese and ham sandwich, orange

    post run banana

    dinner - steak -baked spuds with cottage cheese and beans and salad - banana and ice cream for pud

    post swim - yoghurt, orange and some crisps
  • guv001guv001 Posts: 227

    1 x bowl Special K

    Dinner - Chicken Salad

    Tea - Baked potato with Tuna and baked bean

    Supper - Toast with pate.
  • loonytoonloonytoon Posts: 673

    Breakfast: Poridge - Tea - 500mg Vit C - Vit E - protien shake (2 scoups)

    Snack: Banana

    Lunch: Jacket Spud and two tins of tuna

    Dinner: Shepard's pie (veggie) - 1l of High5 carb drink...

    Snack: Cheese - my weakness

    Plus misc water during the day

  • RewRew Posts: 62
    Yesterday I had 4 Weetabix and some scrambled egg on 2 toast, 2 packs of Jaffa cakes and a soreen fruit loaf. A tuna sandwich and 3.5 litres of water.

    Oh and in between I did the Blenheim Triathlon.
  • pdunde...you might find this ye ole thread useful
  • In the library trying my best not to laugh out loud, pleased im not the only one who slips up with the biscuits!

    Brekkie - bowl of all bran with raspberries and skimmed milk

    Lunch - Brown pitta with ham and edam, 2 chocolate hob nobs

    Not training because of my bloomin DVT and to make things worse cant have too much vit K so that knocks out lettuce, cabbage, spinich, brocoli, cranberry juice etc... although who likes cabbage anyway!
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