View Full Version : Working out 6hours a day
03-18-2006, 01:53 AM
Hello all! I haven't been on here for several months. I did raw last year and felt amazing. I need some advice. I have decided to go to Thailand for 3 months and do Muay Thai kickboxing training with pro fighters. I leave in two weeks, and I would really like to be raw while i am training. the pro fighters work out from 7am until 10am and then again from 3 to 6 i believe, it may be 4 to 7. but either way, i know that in order to maintain this sort of stamina, i am going to need A LOT. i was wondering if anyone had any idea what foods would be packed with enought to get me through it and how much i would need so as to not be malnourished. i'm looking forward to what you all have to say. thank you so much! :confused:
03-18-2006, 06:08 AM
bananas, bananas, bananas, bananas, spinach, HUGE salads with cold-pressed olive oil as dressing
that's personally what would get me through running 5-7 miles a day
and a ridiculous amount of water and fresh squeezed orange juice
i'm assuming nuts and seeds would be fantastic to incorporate too. my stomach just has a hard time digesting the little things.
and i'm sure you'll get a lot of 'green smoothies!'...they're right!
with other stuff, too, of course. those were just what i seemed to eat a lot of.
good luck :)
03-18-2006, 03:11 PM
Wow. For that kind of workout, I would probably have coconuts available. Use the water for a natural "Gatorade" -- works fantastic; it's naturally perfectly electrolyte balanced.
And, the meat of the coconut will be great for energy, calories. Bananas are great and calorically dense and good carbs.
I would also have dates with me; not too much dried, but that's just me. If you need more calories than you can consume, I'd go with more dried fruit and/or juices.
Of course fresh fruit all day.
Vegetables, and loads of greens for replenishing your electrolytes and lost minerals.
This may be a good question to ask Doug Graham (http://www.vegsource.com/talk/raw/) on his discussion board (Address your post to him so he'll see it and be more likely to respond) and others who may have advice. He counsels sports nutrition on raw. Be sure to tell him in your post what your diet is now, your general health, your fitness level, and your intentions. This will help so you don't get a, "I need more information" response or a suggestion for a personal consultation. Be as thorough as you can but not too long.
Good luck to you. It sounds exciting and fun. :)
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