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flaswimm
October 10th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Well I have been reading through all of these posts and they are extremely informative on the swimming aspect, but was wondering if anyone has any recommendations/recipes for some great swimming food? Was thinking a nice chicken stir fry over rice. Not going on a diet and don't think I am dedicated enough to do the 6 small meals per day thing, just a regular 3 meals a day schmuck that pretty much cut out fast foods since I began 3 weeks ago.

Also, is it more important to have a meal before or after a workout? I always seem to be hungry coming out of the pool after a workout regardless of eating an hour before. Thanks in advance

geochuck
October 10th, 2007, 09:18 PM
What I do - three small meals a day and four snacks a day. My snacks sometimes could be a small meal.

Fast foods are not bad it is how big is the fast food meal.

When I go to Point Roberts just accross the border, as an after breakfast snack I get about a dollars worth the Jo Jos. I don't share these with my wife.

If I go to Wendy's a baked potato.

Macdonalds a small hamburger. We do not have to order the meal deal or get Large of anything.

cathlaur
October 11th, 2007, 08:22 AM
I started back swimming in September. IT is going well but now I need to concentrate on my eating. Due to my thyroid problems to lose weight I must cut out the bread and sugar. So I am starting that Monday. Heading out to the Mandarin all you can eat buffet tomorrow night for my dds 14th birthday lol.

I will incorporate lots of fresh fruits, lean meats and veg

Katie

Slowswim
October 11th, 2007, 11:51 AM
After morning swim, I have a protein meal replacement, 12oz V-8, and a diet Dr Pepper. At 9:30 its a hard boiled egg. Lunch is a small meal usually left-overs (my favorite) or a salad with tuna or salmon on it, around 3pm is a hand full of almonds or other small snack. Home for a small dinner and 2 glasses of :wine: (doctors orders). No dessert. I might have a late night snack of fruit or yogurt.

geochuck
October 11th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Ah - the Mandarin buffet. The one in Burlington Ontario has 200 items. When we go to Hamilton we go there. I try not to eat anything for 24 hours before I go. http://www.mandarinbuffet.com/locations_burlington.html


I started back swimming in September. IT is going well but now I need to concentrate on my eating. Due to my thyroid problems to lose weight I must cut out the bread and sugar. So I am starting that Monday. Heading out to the Mandarin all you can eat buffet tomorrow night for my dds 14th birthday lol.

I will incorporate lots of fresh fruits, lean meats and veg

Katie

flaswimm
October 11th, 2007, 12:35 PM
What I do - three small meals a day and four snacks a day. My snacks sometimes could be a small meal.

Fast foods are not bad it is how big is the fast food meal.

When I go to Point Roberts just accross the border, as an after breakfast snack I get about a dollars worth the Jo Jos. I don't share these with my wife.

If I go to Wendy's a baked potato.

Macdonalds a small hamburger. We do not have to order the meal deal or get Large of anything.

Yeah, trying to retrain myself to watch the caloric intake, so the servings are definitely being reduced. As for the fast food, usually will get a salad, baked potato, or a small chicken sandwich with no mayo now where I would have gotten one of those big big meals not 2 months ago.



Home for a small dinner and 2 glasses of :wine: (doctors orders). No dessert. I might have a late night snack of fruit or yogurt.

Who can argue with doctors orders? :laugh2:


I started back swimming in September. IT is going well but now I need to concentrate on my eating. Due to my thyroid problems to lose weight I must cut out the bread and sugar. So I am starting that Monday. Heading out to the Mandarin all you can eat buffet tomorrow night for my dds 14th birthday lol.

I will incorporate lots of fresh fruits, lean meats and veg

Katie

Best of luck to you cath, gonna be a challenge here cutting those breads as well coming from a classic old school Italian family, probably have a gun to my head on our next family dinner with my grandma screaming "MANJA!" :D



Appreciate all the advice from ya'll.

cathlaur
October 11th, 2007, 01:30 PM
George I have been to the one in Burlington before. The new one in Brampton is huge and really nice. We are going to the one in Kitchener as we live in a small town near Guelph Ontario.
I try to eat light before we go to. I also try to stay away from the fried food and desserts. IT is tough and sometimes I fail . My daughter picked it for her :party2:. There are 17 of us going. Should be fun.

flaswim. YUP you might have a hard time with the no bread. YIKES . I love pasta and bread it just does not love me SIGH . Good luck and keep me posted on how you are doing.

Slowswim that sounds like the diet I am going to incorporate minus the V-8 YUCK. I cannot stand a tomato based drink.

I need to go and buy another protein powder. Do you drink it with water or Milk?

Katie

geochuck
October 11th, 2007, 01:39 PM
No problem eat everything you can. One day of endulgence is not a problem.

I try to take a little of everything I can see and spend about 2 or 3 hours. It is so good.

cathlaur
October 11th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Yes everything is very good.

When do you leave for Mexico and how long are you going for. I drove my mom to the airport yesterday. She lives there for 6 months of the year. SHE LOVES IT.

We are going for 2 weeks in April NO KIDS:cheerleader::banana:to an brand new resort that is not even open yet. The Riu Santa Fe in Los Cabos. I cannot wait.

We are going with the kids and two other families on Dec 17th to the 24th to the Dominican Republic , Santo Domingo

Katie

geochuck
October 11th, 2007, 01:53 PM
We leave Oct 20 our return is Dec 22nd but we may stay for 5 months. I usually take the motorhome but this year we are flying.

I love the food down there. It tastes so good. We try to eat fish on Fridays.
We do not eat too much beef it seems very tough but everything else is great. I can't wait to get to our favorite Taco stand in La Manzanilla. It is a family operation. His beef is very good, the pork and chicken is the best. We sit on the street and meet and eat with anyone who sits at our table.

This is the town we get our Tacos in. http://www.tomzap.com/manzaphotos.html

cathlaur
October 11th, 2007, 01:59 PM
It sounds fabulous. I hope that my hubby and I go for several months in the winter when we retire. My mom just loves it.

Where do you swim when you are down there? Is there a pool near you or do you brave the ocean?

Katie

geochuck
October 11th, 2007, 02:15 PM
We stay here in Melaque http://www.bungalowslagunadeltule.com.mx/

We swim in the pool as well as the Ocean.

Slowswim
October 11th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Katie:

Swap a yogurt drink with a Probiotic for the V-8. I mix it up, but I love V-8 and can't tolerate Tomato Juice. Go figure.:dunno:

Bloody Mary's not a bad substitute for a post workout meal. :drink::groovy:

cathlaur
October 11th, 2007, 03:34 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHH noooooo! how about a screwdriver instead? Orange juice and voldka. :groovy:

I will try the yogourt instead of the v-8

Thanks

Katie

swimminlyn
October 11th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Katie,
I drink Whey protein with milk every morning after I swim. I get the chocolate flavored powder. Nothing like starting my day off with some chocolate. I have noticed that it helps with my appetite in the mornings. I eat some yogourt late morning then have lunch. I am usually pretty good until dinner. Sometimes I will get a small bowl of ice cream before bed...well that is if I can stay awake. I am usually asleep around 9 or 10 at the latest.

cathlaur
October 12th, 2007, 07:26 AM
I will have to buy some more whey protein. I have used it in the past. I am sure that is what I need as sometimes I am pretty worn out and by the time I get to the van I am in need for some energy as I have a 35 min drive to work.

I am excited about incorporating better food options. It is time. No point in swimming hard and not eating right. They go hand in hand.

Katie

swimshark
October 12th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Before practice I have a banana. Makes you feel fuller longer. Afterwards I usually have a cheese stick. I need the salt as well as the protien.

As for meals, for those who cook, I highly recommend the "5 Ingredient, 15 Minute" cookbook by Cooking Light. All recipes are light, 5 basic ingredients and take around 15 min (give or take). They are all wonderful. We have a family of 3 with one being 2.5 years old and not eating much and the meals always give me leftovers, which is a plus, too.

Alison

TomBrooklyn
October 12th, 2007, 09:28 AM
I have a bunch of nutritional questions...way too many to put in any one thread. Does anybody know of a good internet forum that focuses on nutrition? I've looked and found cooking forums, diet forums, and excercise forums, but haven't found one yet specifically all about nutrition.

Renaissance Swimmer
October 17th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Some would recommend beer:

". . . two Italian sport doctors Antonelli and Romano . . . came to the conclusion that a liter of beer a day increases performance, concentration and reaction and strengthens muscles. The American cardiologist Sheehan maintains that after long distance running, jogging, cross country skiing or marathons, beer ideally replaces bodily fluids and energy. The French doctor Gulpin discovered decades ago that beer increases lung capacity and speeds the lung's ability to process oxygen." (http://www.spatenusa.com/3_products/3_4_beer_health/index.htm)

You can research these conclusions yourself by visiting Oregon next summer for LC Nationals, and sampling some of Oregon's famous microbrews. Find out more: http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=9200

MAC swimmer
October 17th, 2007, 04:28 PM
This is an easy one. Swim as much as you can. Then eat as much as you can. This includes all desserts.

ALM
October 17th, 2007, 04:32 PM
I have a bunch of nutritional questions...way too many to put in any one thread. Does anybody know of a good internet forum that focuses on nutrition? I've looked and found cooking forums, diet forums, and excercise forums, but haven't found one yet specifically all about nutrition.

These aren't forums but you might find some good information:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005:
http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/

Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies:
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788.aspx

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12354500

Know your fats:
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=532

The Longevity Institute:
http://www.longevinst.org/index.html

Anna Lea

swimshark
October 17th, 2007, 04:34 PM
I have a pdf file that is too large to post hre but is all about nutrition for swimmers. I haven't had a chance to read all of this yet but it looks good. Came to me via the kids team I practice with. If anyone wants it, please PM me with your email address.

Alison

flaswimm
October 17th, 2007, 09:49 PM
I have a pdf file that is too large to post hre but is all about nutrition for swimmers. I haven't had a chance to read all of this yet but it looks good. Came to me via the kids team I practice with. If anyone wants it, please PM me with your email address.

Alison

Would very much appreciate that Alison, PM sent :wave:

TomBrooklyn
October 18th, 2007, 01:22 AM
The main thing I wonder about as far as food goes is what's in it and what are the nutrients?

I look at the cans and boxes in the supermarket and some things don't seem to have many vitamens etc to them, and some things have a bunch of chemically named stuff in it that's hard to pronounce. What is that stuff? :doh: