Hi everyone! Just posted this in another thread because I didn’t see the health-specific forum here
I was wondering if there were any athletes, particularly marshall artists on this site, who could give me some nutritional ideas?
I’m a kickboxer, and I’m starting to get to a level where I need to do some serious training to get to the higher gradings and start competing. However, I’m finding it tough and am getting really run down. A lot of nutitional advice for kickboxers assumes you eat meat, and I’m not too happy about wolfing down chicken, fish oil and whey-powder for obvious reasons.
A lot of vegan nutrition advice on the web seems to be for either body builders or endurance sports like cycling and running.
At the moment I eat a pretty standard diet: porridge or bread for breakfast, sandwiches or pasta for lunch, chilli/curry/veggisausage and mash/etc. for dinner. Plus a multivitamin and a carb drink to take training.
Assuming I need the protein (how much do you need?) I don’t particularly like the idea of eating soy isolate or huge amounts of tofu, since I have a vague idea there’s health / hormone problems associated with some soy? Is there anything else I need to be paying attention to that vegans don’t get a lot of? Does anyone else take supplements or isolates and how do you get on with them? Has anyone tried, for example, hemp protein?
Being a big girl already, I don’t want to bulk up too much; just get through a session without feeling dizzy and letting my guard down!