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The Typical Or Non Typical GAA Diet

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Replying To blueman1903:  "Game changers a load of crap that was debunked"
The debunkers got debunked too...

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 19/09/2020 23:27:28    2293102

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I wouldn't be shocked at all if he wasn't the only one. Watch the documentary "The Game Changers" about some top athletes on a Whole Food Plant Only Diet. Great documentary. The Keto Diet is big now too so maybe some of them are on that."
I doubt very much if any top level sports person would be on the Keto Diet. It is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, which is used primarily to lose weight. High-carbohydrate foods are an important part an athletes diet.

This is from an article in Nutrition today:

High-Quality Carbohydrates and Physical Performance

While all experts agreed that protein needs for performance are likely greater than believed in past generations, particularly for strength training athletes, and that dietary fat could sustain an active person through lower-intensity training bouts, current research still points to carbohydrate as an indispensable energy source for high-intensity performance...High-carbohydrate foods and beverages that tend to be rapidly absorbed are best for providing the muscles with the energy that they need during exercise to maintain performance.

And good news from an Irish point of view:

Why Potatoes?

At the conclusion of the meeting, the experts discussed the merits of a balanced diet and the avoidance of focusing on one or two food groups as keys to enhancing physical performance and health. Although none of the experts argued with the convenience and portability afforded by many of the bars and gels on the market and their practicality during competition, they all believed that diets high in natural, whole foods are the best choice for athletes. Citing potatoes as an example of a high-carbohydrate food with other nutritional benefits, panelists discussed its high levels of potassium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. Some mentioned the fiber content in a potato and indicated that the protein quality of a potato is very high, carrying a biological value between 90 and 100, greater than most other nonanimal, and some animal, protein sources. Lastly, one panelist cited various phytonutrients and antioxidants that have been identified in potatoes and indicated that there may be other yet-to-be-discovered phytonutrients in potatoes and in other fruit, vegetable, and grain sources, for that matter, further driving the point that whole, natural foods should comprise the bulk of the athlete's diet.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1047 - 20/09/2020 10:30:54    2293142

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I doubt very much if any top level sports person would be on the Keto Diet. It is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, which is used primarily to lose weight. High-carbohydrate foods are an important part an athletes diet.

This is from an article in Nutrition today:

High-Quality Carbohydrates and Physical Performance

While all experts agreed that protein needs for performance are likely greater than believed in past generations, particularly for strength training athletes, and that dietary fat could sustain an active person through lower-intensity training bouts, current research still points to carbohydrate as an indispensable energy source for high-intensity performance...High-carbohydrate foods and beverages that tend to be rapidly absorbed are best for providing the muscles with the energy that they need during exercise to maintain performance.

And good news from an Irish point of view:

Why Potatoes?

At the conclusion of the meeting, the experts discussed the merits of a balanced diet and the avoidance of focusing on one or two food groups as keys to enhancing physical performance and health. Although none of the experts argued with the convenience and portability afforded by many of the bars and gels on the market and their practicality during competition, they all believed that diets high in natural, whole foods are the best choice for athletes. Citing potatoes as an example of a high-carbohydrate food with other nutritional benefits, panelists discussed its high levels of potassium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. Some mentioned the fiber content in a potato and indicated that the protein quality of a potato is very high, carrying a biological value between 90 and 100, greater than most other nonanimal, and some animal, protein sources. Lastly, one panelist cited various phytonutrients and antioxidants that have been identified in potatoes and indicated that there may be other yet-to-be-discovered phytonutrients in potatoes and in other fruit, vegetable, and grain sources, for that matter, further driving the point that whole, natural foods should comprise the bulk of the athlete's diet."
Good article. I used Keto to lose weight but not as a lifestyle. The fats I used were from avocados and nuts, etc to eliminate cravings and hunger pangs. Did a few fasts too of 24-36 hours. Wouldn't be the best for an athlete though. I'm on a plant based diet now for over 6 weeks and I like it.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 20/09/2020 13:56:10    2293173

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Some people are very serious about their diet:


https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/high-protein-gaa-diet-22892

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 26/09/2020 16:40:07    2294180

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Replying To Trump2020:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I doubt very much if any top level sports person would be on the Keto Diet. It is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, which is used primarily to lose weight. High-carbohydrate foods are an important part an athletes diet.

This is from an article in Nutrition today:

High-Quality Carbohydrates and Physical Performance

While all experts agreed that protein needs for performance are likely greater than believed in past generations, particularly for strength training athletes, and that dietary fat could sustain an active person through lower-intensity training bouts, current research still points to carbohydrate as an indispensable energy source for high-intensity performance...High-carbohydrate foods and beverages that tend to be rapidly absorbed are best for providing the muscles with the energy that they need during exercise to maintain performance.

And good news from an Irish point of view:

Why Potatoes?

At the conclusion of the meeting, the experts discussed the merits of a balanced diet and the avoidance of focusing on one or two food groups as keys to enhancing physical performance and health. Although none of the experts argued with the convenience and portability afforded by many of the bars and gels on the market and their practicality during competition, they all believed that diets high in natural, whole foods are the best choice for athletes. Citing potatoes as an example of a high-carbohydrate food with other nutritional benefits, panelists discussed its high levels of potassium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. Some mentioned the fiber content in a potato and indicated that the protein quality of a potato is very high, carrying a biological value between 90 and 100, greater than most other nonanimal, and some animal, protein sources. Lastly, one panelist cited various phytonutrients and antioxidants that have been identified in potatoes and indicated that there may be other yet-to-be-discovered phytonutrients in potatoes and in other fruit, vegetable, and grain sources, for that matter, further driving the point that whole, natural foods should comprise the bulk of the athlete's diet."
Good article. I used Keto to lose weight but not as a lifestyle. The fats I used were from avocados and nuts, etc to eliminate cravings and hunger pangs. Did a few fasts too of 24-36 hours. Wouldn't be the best for an athlete though. I'm on a plant based diet now for over 6 weeks and I like it."
Ha I didn't expect that from a man called Trump2020

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1018 - 26/09/2020 21:06:48    2294217

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large macs and cheese burgers when i was minor

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1895 - 27/09/2020 00:30:13    2294244

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Replying To Breezy:  "
Replying To Trump2020:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "I doubt very much if any top level sports person would be on the Keto Diet. It is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, which is used primarily to lose weight. High-carbohydrate foods are an important part an athletes diet.

This is from an article in Nutrition today:

High-Quality Carbohydrates and Physical Performance

While all experts agreed that protein needs for performance are likely greater than believed in past generations, particularly for strength training athletes, and that dietary fat could sustain an active person through lower-intensity training bouts, current research still points to carbohydrate as an indispensable energy source for high-intensity performance...High-carbohydrate foods and beverages that tend to be rapidly absorbed are best for providing the muscles with the energy that they need during exercise to maintain performance.

And good news from an Irish point of view:

Why Potatoes?

At the conclusion of the meeting, the experts discussed the merits of a balanced diet and the avoidance of focusing on one or two food groups as keys to enhancing physical performance and health. Although none of the experts argued with the convenience and portability afforded by many of the bars and gels on the market and their practicality during competition, they all believed that diets high in natural, whole foods are the best choice for athletes. Citing potatoes as an example of a high-carbohydrate food with other nutritional benefits, panelists discussed its high levels of potassium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. Some mentioned the fiber content in a potato and indicated that the protein quality of a potato is very high, carrying a biological value between 90 and 100, greater than most other nonanimal, and some animal, protein sources. Lastly, one panelist cited various phytonutrients and antioxidants that have been identified in potatoes and indicated that there may be other yet-to-be-discovered phytonutrients in potatoes and in other fruit, vegetable, and grain sources, for that matter, further driving the point that whole, natural foods should comprise the bulk of the athlete's diet."
Good article. I used Keto to lose weight but not as a lifestyle. The fats I used were from avocados and nuts, etc to eliminate cravings and hunger pangs. Did a few fasts too of 24-36 hours. Wouldn't be the best for an athlete though. I'm on a plant based diet now for over 6 weeks and I like it."
Ha I didn't expect that from a man called Trump2020"]I'm just trying to Make My Body Great Again! Ha ha.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 27/09/2020 05:34:09    2294248

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Replying To Breezy:  "It's odd how some people feel threatened by other people's diets"
Unless they were a cannibal....

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 03/10/2020 05:35:54    2295401

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