musculArgirl2 wrote:Athene wrote:9:00 AM - 1 cup black coffee
11:00 AM - 3 oz montery jack, 1 english cucumber
2:30 PM - 3 oz extra lean ground beef, 1/2 cup sauteed mixed bell peppers and onions
3:00 PM - 2 cups black coffee
6:30 PM - 3 oz extra lean ground beef, 1/2 cup sauteed mixed bell peppers and onions
9:00 PM - 1 cup black tea
that doesn't look like a lot? How many calories do you normally have a day karrie?
I don't count calories, so I'm not sure...but not eating enough is a big issue I am trying to address right now. If I miss my window to eat, training is too close, and then I can't eat or I'll be sick, so I have to be more militant about it. I'm working on it. I totally agree with you that it's not enough.
Boss Man wrote:I would avoid the tea and Coffee as well.
Caffine can block Iron absorption which can hinder Erythrocyte. (Red Blood Cell), production and Caffine can also constrict bloodvessels.
If you end up with fewer Erythrocytes and potentially slower bloodflow, you'll just cut the amount of Oxygen that can be stored in the muscles, when you have potentially lower Myoglobin levels, cut the amount that can be used for ATP production and cut the speed at which oxygen can get back into the muscles.
When your body has less oxygen to source during Glycogen use, (Glycolysis), you could increase Lactic Acid production.
Plus the Caffeine intake could solicit a diuretic type influence, that is not necessarily a good thing, if you're trying to intake more fluid to help you train, as that fluid will contain Oxygen obviously and this may again possibly increase Lactic acid issues.
If you have things in your diet like Vitamin C and Capsicum you can boost Iron and also assist in its usage with Copper intake, so Beans, Rice, Mushrooms, Green Veggies, Whole-grains etc.
These might be things to consider that may have some impact on what you're trying to do.
Good luck and keep us posted. I certainly am right behind your goal(s) and I hope what you're trying to do works out for you .
Did not know that! Thank you for the info. I'm trying to keep it to the morning, and I am drinking way more water.
Biked 10 k to work
Sat at a desk for 4 hours, up and around the other 4
Biked 10 k home
Warm Up - 500 m row, 3 sets 10 each: pull ups, squats, push ups, sit ups
WOD - 5 rounds for time: 10 chest to bar pull ups, 10 burpees, 10 thrusters (45 lbs), 10 sit ups, 10 box jumps (20")
8:00 AM - 1 black coffee, handful of almonds (about 15)
11:00 AM - 1 hamburger patty, 3 cups steamed broccoli
1:30 PM - 1 tin hardwood smoked oysters, 3 cups steamed broccoli
3:30 PM - 12 almonds
5:30 PM - postWOD whey shake
8:00 PM - 3 oz lean ground beef, 1 cup sauteed mixed bell peppers and onion
9:00 PM - 1 hot cocoa (less than 4 g sugar, no dairy)