View Full Version : Being 75% raw and doing an intense workout..question??
11-04-2008, 09:13 AM
I started being mostly raw 9 days ago. I've been doing great! However 2 days ago my husband and I started this intense daily workout (p90x). Now I'm worried that I'm not getting enough protein and carbs in my diet for the intensity of the workout. Does anyone drink EAS Myoplex drinks for extra nutrients?? Would that completely undermine "being raw" ??
I really love being raw and for the most part I am raw all day, except there were a few days where I felt my body was shutting down :confused: so I ate a cooked (but still very nutritious) meal with my family. How bad is that??
11-04-2008, 09:59 AM
A couple of things you might want to question ~
First of all, if cooking destroys nutrients how can having a cooked meal be very "nutritious"?
If you're concerned about getting nutrients, why would you destroy them with heat?
If you're concerned about getting carbohydrates, eat more fruit! Add greens and you are good to go!
There's LOTS of information from people on this site who have asked similar questions about protein. Anything you purchase in a bottle, can, etc. is dead. It can never compete with live, organic, raw, synergised nutrients made by nature.
11-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Well... alrighty then.
11-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Bananas are great before a workout. I think that they are the best thing to keep you going.
You should check out sites like charliesgym.com or other sites about rawfood body builders.
If you want to eat a cooked meal with your family then do so. It is not the best way to get nutrition but but it is not the end of the world. You do not have to be perfect all of the time. Just try your best.
11-05-2008, 02:41 PM
Green leafy vegetables, especially in juice or smoothie form, will give you plenty of protein.
Fruit will provide carbohydrates. So does raw honey. Also, I have really been enjoying soaked buckwheat for some slow-burning carbs lately.
Fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, will help your food stick with you longer. But if you eat too much fat (it varies from person to person), your stomach may feel too heavy for you to worok out.
If you are feeling run down, it could be from detox upon eating a diet with more raw foods. Or, it could be from just beginning a new exercise regime. (Most people feel tired/run down when they start exercising).
I am a long distance triathlon competitor and have been eating about 80-90% raw for the better of 5 monthes. Right now I am not training as much (about 10-13 hours a week) as I will starting December 1st (about 16-24). Obviously getting enough calories into me is a concern. I also want to get to 100% raw. I think that the best thing you can do right now is to eliminate the processed stuff--your sports drink being one of them--out of your diet. I am finding that I need more than fruits and vegetables to be able to train at the level I compete at. I posted my breakfast on here a couple of days ago but here it is again. I purchased a bag of truly raw oat groats from the Sprout House--on line
1/4 C RAW oat groats, soaked at least 16 hours
1 med banana
1/4-1/2 c water
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Puree in Vita mix for an oat-ey breakfast with alot of staying power!
The most important thing is to prioritize your food shopping and preparation like you would your training so you don't reach for something you might regret eating later. Instead of sports beverages, I drink coconut water and use the meat in smoothies.
As you transition off of some of these training foods--esp the "sports" ones with the 17 thousand ingredients in them, you might feel crappy for a little while. Knowing that though helps.
It's a process, for me the changes have been incremental. My next goal is to go a week 100% raw with 15 plus hours of swimming, biking and running.
Let me know how it goes for you--good luck
11-05-2008, 08:57 PM
I just read the ingredients of EAS Myoplex and there are many extremely toxic and powerful carcinogens in there, it has nothing of benefit to your health and the "vitamins" it contains are synthetically made from petroleum which actually cause cancer.
A raw food diet provides everything you need, petroleum does not (keep it for your car).
11-06-2008, 08:44 AM
Thank you for the positive feedback. I have been feeling really down about this....
As for the Myoplex drink... I only had 2 sips of one the other day and it tastes like SOAP :eek: so that's a NO GO for me. They aren't and never have been a part of my daily food intake.
I will take your advice and work on eating more fruits and veggies with carbs and protein. Thanks again for the advice!! :D
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