Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sports Nutrition

You are never too young to pay attention to what you eat. Well, that's not entirely true since there is far too much worrying about nutrition and skinniness by the people I know who are mostly great eaters with great figures. If you eat proper family meals and are not a fast food family, then STOP Worrying.

Still, at 49, I've started to do some reading on nutrition. So far, I can't say that I've truly got a feel for it. I have started to eat after my hard workouts. Oddly enough, my reading has convinced me that a glass of low fat chocolate milk is a sensible nutritious choice.

I still feel like I'm carrying an extra 10 pounds and 2 inches around my waist since four years ago, thru a combination of alot of running and a soft atkins diet, I worked myself down to 180 and stayed there for a year (feeling good too). But the literature is generally against it....And I seem to have the lost discipline to not eat the toast that comes with the cheese omelette, to stay away from the bread, and to take my burgers with no bun.

What reading seems worthwhile?

Sports Nutrition Overview
Nutrition After Working Out (this is where the chocolate milk idea appeared)
How much protein?
Gatorade Sports Institute Articles on Nutrition and Performance.

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