Fossa wrote:First off, what do you mean that running "shocked you"? Were you experiencing pain or discomfort? Please be specific.
Fossa wrote:In general a runner's diet should just be one that is generally healthy. Unless you're doing serious distance running you don't need to worry about things like carb loading, and even if you are it's too soon for you to be concerned. Before you can carb load your slow twitch muscles need to adapt to increase their mitochondria count and their glycogen storage capability, along with your liver's storage.
Simplifying the math for you, you want to take your body weight in kilograms and multiply it by 0.24. That's how many grams of protein you want, each day, from these foods. Full list can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysine#Dietary_sources
shocklocks wrote:Why on earth do you think only eating meat twice a week is healthy?
jobriath wrote:Given that my joints and tendons will now be ramping up to handle the extra work, is there anything in particular I should emphasise in my diet to help them along?
With the protein slack taken up by other foodstuffs, why would it not be? There are healthy diets with meat every meal and healthy diets completely without.
shocklocks wrote:There are healthy-ish diets without meat and healthier diets with meat.
shocklocks wrote:Those are some super protein packed lentils you have there. Also .5g per kg? An 80kg individual needs 40g of protein if he isn't a hard out weight lifter? That's just plain wrong. Like to the point where you're risking protein deficiency.
Ulc wrote:As for the amount of protein in the diet, yeah, that should have been per pound - more exactly, the figure are 0.8 g of protein per kg bodyweight, so said 80 kg. person needs just around 65 grams of protein. That is rather easy to get without eating meat, a couple of glasses of milk, perhaps a egg or two, different kinds of leafy greens, legumes of different kinds and you're there.
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