ColleenE wrote: Brazier does not only advocate using rice minimally before performance, but in general. This is where I find his plan a little dubious. If you look at the diets of ANY endurance athletes worth their salt, they eat LOADS of rice, potatoes, corn to refuel, typically in the evenings. I would imagine they eat many leafy greens, too, but to make it the base of the nutritional pyramid
jpowell wrote:I am not qualified to, nor would I, disagree with this. Perhaps you could extend it to all endurance athletes plus most athletes Also, I don't personally put much stock in any type of nutritional pyramids, but that's another story. I do eat heaps of (white) rice (which I figure to be not only cheaper, but also better for my purposes), and oats, but just no oats before training. Also, I am a fan of eating plenty of lentils, just not in the hour before training. They do also contain quite a bit of complex carbs, as well as Lysine, which I'm sure beforewisdom's guru Jack Norris would approve of.
ColleenE wrote:Hey all~
I am a competitive marathoner/ultramarathoner. I recently started following Brazier's Thrive Diet but one thing about it troubles me, which is the very small amount of calories dedicated to complex carbs like potatoes, brown rice, squash, etc. For Brazier, that is the tip of the pyramid, smaller even than the space alloted to oils. What do you all think about this? I've always felt like as a long distance athlete, I should concentrate on getting "good" complex carbs like brown rice, but he gives that only a minor role. Salads are important, but do they give us enough fuel to get through 80 mile weeks when they are the main source of calories?
BlueRose wrote:Go get Scott Jurek's book instead. It even has recipes alongside his stories as an ultramarathoner. It's good stuff.
ColleenE wrote:BlueRose wrote:Go get Scott Jurek's book instead. It even has recipes alongside his stories as an ultramarathoner. It's good stuff.
I read it already, thanks! It was a good read, but it's not a nutrition manual. I liked his recipes, especially "incan quinoa" yum!
ColleenE wrote: BB justifies eating so many fibrous veggies vis a vis other things because "the body must break down complex carbs into simple carbs before it can burn it, which takes extra work. Extra work requires energy
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