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FlakeySnowballer
11-04-2011, 21:43
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11-04-2011, 21:48
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franzewich
11-04-2011, 21:56
What do you eat, then :question:

Dicorp
11-04-2011, 22:01
all things are good in moderation, sugar included.

But yes, some of those contain retarded amounts of sugar. It's scary :)

FlakeySnowballer
11-04-2011, 22:05
What do you eat, then :question:

I like celery and vegetables most of all.

franzewich
11-04-2011, 22:08
I like celery and vegetables most of all.

Good girl! ;) And I always thought snowboarders need lots of sugar to keep warm and stay quick and reactive? :)

FlakeySnowballer
11-04-2011, 22:13
Good girl! ;) And I always thought snowboarders need lots of sugar to keep warm and stay quick and reactive? :)

I eat chocolate and nuts as well

AussieinMoscow
11-04-2011, 22:13
The picture with the Red Bull was surprising, I was expecting more sugar cubes. Even though 6 and three quarters is loads... I thought there would be more.

martpark
11-04-2011, 22:20
The picture with the Red Bull was surprising, I was expecting more sugar cubes. Even though 6 and three quarters is loads... I thought there would be more.

Red Bull has a smaller can than Coke, 250 vs 330,so maybe that's why.

alouette
11-04-2011, 22:47
Using stimulants to give you a boost of energy is only a short term solution, and usually ends up leaving you even more tired than before. What and how you eat can have a significant influence on your energy levels, with caffeine based drinks such as Red Bull best avoided to keep your get up go on an even keel.

Keeping your blood sugar levels balanced allows energy to be delivered to your cells (especially the brain) at a steady pace. Symptoms of poor blood sugar balance include irritability, aggression, loss of concentration and fatigue. Foods which are very sugary or refined, such as white bread or rice cause a rapid rise in sugar. However, what goes up must come down, and soon sugar (and energy) levels, plummet. This leaves you tired and looking for another sugary hit to give you a boost of energy the blood sugar roller coaster. Avoid white bread, pasta and rice, sweets, cakes, biscuits and large amounts of fruit juice to stop this happening.

Complex carbohydrates help avoid these highs and lows, as the body has to work harder to digest them. This means they release energy over a longer period of time, delivering a steady supply of energy to your cells, leaving you feeling more alert and full of beans. Good options are brown rice, wholemeal pasta and bread, pearl barley, lentils and beans and vegetables.

Snacks play an important role in keeping off that blood sugar roller coaster too. Long gaps between eating causes a big dip in energy, often with the body compensating and releasing stress hormones such as cortisol. This triggers the release of stored energy from muscles, but also interferes with hormone production and affects your mood. Aim for a mid morning and mid afternoon snack, and try to include both protein and complex carbohydrate to control blood sugar levels even more. Good choices are oatcakes or vegetable sticks and hummus, yogurt and some fruit or a handful of nuts.

The B vitamins are closely linked with energy, with B1, B2 and B3 responsible for producing the energy currency ATP in the body. These are water soluble and excreted from the body everyday. Make sure you have lots of porridge oats, tuna, chicken, eggs, brewers yeast, mushrooms, natural yogurt and seeds to keep levels topped up.