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    Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Just a thought...

    I was thinking that maybe we could share our 'healthy' recipes (or whatever) since our diet plays a big part of success in the pool... hey, we are athletes, right?

    I know I could use some more ideas/help in the kitchen!

    If there is already a thread like this or a previous one bombed... I apologize ahead of time.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Seriously, dark chocolate and good red wine in moderation (unless you set a new PB, then go crazy).
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    Yes. I know lot of swimmers, myself included, are notorious for exploiting the high metabolism that comes with swimming and eating whatever the hell they please. However, I believe all swimmers (and people in general) can benefit from a healthy diet. A nutritional section would be a nice addition to this forum.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    I agree! I live in my own apt at college, and have to cook for myself. Too often that means just putting on a pot of pasta and having that for lunch or dinner (or both!) Some easy, quick heatlthy recipes would be great!
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    How about a quick cheap and great salad:

    Slice a tomato, put a basil leaf on it. Add a slice of mozzarella add a dash or two of balsamic vinegarette and cover with olive oil.

    goes great with most any wine!
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    Hey all,
    I have two hobbies, swimming and cooking. I would love to share some recipies with you all. I am a slow swimmer but I can cook, ask my kids. Look for a spatzle maker from Williams and sonoma, good carbs. It is a German style pasta that is good with butter and nutmeg. cant say it makes me swim faster, but it tastes good.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    We should do this! I've got a recipe that I'm dyin' to post!

    What do you think forum mods?
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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer View Post
    Hey all,
    I have two hobbies, swimming and cooking. I would love to share some recipies with you all. I am a slow swimmer but I can cook, ask my kids. Look for a spatzle maker from Williams and sonoma, good carbs. It is a German style pasta that is good with butter and nutmeg. cant say it makes me swim faster, but it tastes good.
    hey, I'm pretty much all German, but our culture is lost on us here...but for a school project in middle school or high school we had to make a main dish and dessert thats native to our "home country" so I made spatzle...it was indeed good:-D.
    Nothing to it but to do it

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    I am waiting for this new posting discussion to be okayed... am very much interested.
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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    I have to add a couple 1000 yards on my workout after eating Spatzle but it is worth it.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Yes, definitely!!! I'm a a pasta and rice extraordinairre!!!

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Hey Killer, what's spatzle?

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Aussie View Post
    Hey Killer, what's spatzle?
    German egg noodles.

    Definately Yes on this Thread!
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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Nutrition section would be great!



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    Williams and Sonoma have a Spatzel maker and Recipie. I like to rinse it with very cold water and then fry it in butter onions and some nutmeg. I get tired sometimes of eating the same Italian pasta over and over. I have been told by my wife that I get a little OCD about cooking sometimes, but she likes the food. I also realize that if I eat the wrong foods the day before a meet, I seriously tank! Nutrition has got to be a very important discussion for us all.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Well, if I had to take a guess... since it's been close to a month that I posted this question - they're probably not going to make one.



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    Post Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    I don't think there's enough people using this forum who are also strongly into nutrition to support much of a nutrition forum.

    You would find a lot more information on an internet forum dedicated to nutrition that was visited by athletes of all persuations, medical and health professionals, and all others interested in nutrition.

    Unfortunately, such a forum does not exist. I've looked. If one ever starts up, let me know. Cheers.

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn View Post
    I don't think there's enough people using this forum who are also strongly into nutrition to support much of a nutrition forum.
    That is my impression as well. I have seen threads on what to eat before, during, and after workouts or competition, but little on nutrition per se. If there is interest, a nutrition thread will emerge as a long-running thing, like the "Ask Ande" thread.

    P.S. I have just started a thread, "Swimming-related nutrition," in the forum General Swimming-Related Discussions. Post away!

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    Re: Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    Yes, I do think we should have a nutrition discussion. We all want to swim for fitness, and nutrition plays a major part in this. It helps to know what works best for training before and after a swim. It would be great to have a nutritionist advise.

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    Should/could we have a 'nutrition' section?

    The question was raised about
    nutrition, and the hope was there
    might be a qualified member in
    our group that could elaborate
    more appropriately on this topic.

    Perhaps one of the good members
    of this forum could invite a
    nutritionist to the discussion.

    In the short term, it seems that
    what you eat should be directly
    related to how you train...

    In other words, sport specific
    diets can enhance the recovery
    time and improve performance.

    The over-all composition of your
    diet may be similar on a weekly
    scale, but it is the timing of
    when and what you eat that becomes
    crucial to recovery for each event.

    For example, a distance swimmer should
    consider eating more balanced foods to
    replace the blood glucose, and less
    protien after a long work-out, or race...

    Whereas a sprinter should eat higher amounts
    of protien as soon as possible after a
    sprint set, or competition, followed by
    balanced foods later in the day.

    The timing is the crucial part. Diluted
    electrolytes mixed with water during an
    intense set can accelerate recovery times,
    but appears to have limited benefit when
    your body is at rest. Perhaps a
    nutritionist can explain why that is...


    Also, your metabolic rate can be changed
    by when and what you eat. A common
    misconception is that if you want to trim
    your body you should eat less. What actually
    happens though is your body switches to
    survival mode, and is more likely to store
    blood glucose, and burn your muscle instead.
    This has a direct impact on your metabolism,
    making it very difficult to break the cycle.

    Instead, you need to trick your body into
    thinking that food supplies are constant,
    and this will ensure that you don't burn
    your muscle, which will increase your
    metabolism.

    The actual total calories throughout the
    day could still be less then before, but
    you should break up those meals into smaller
    portions and eat more often.

    For example, instead of eating three meals a day,
    take that same food and split it up, and eat 7-8
    times a day. This will keep your engine burning
    longer, and automatically switches your metabolic
    rate. After several weeks and months of this,
    you should be excited by the improvement.
    Last edited by JMiller; May 9th, 2008 at 12:47 AM.

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