Post # 1
Random question – Since I ate 5 small slices of pizza yesterday, I am planning to eat less today (as in tea, granola bars, apples, almonds, chicken soup, veggie juice) and go to boot camp tonight. Is this safe? I figured I need to lose yesterday’s calories and wanted to balance out the day. Now I’m not starving myself, just keeping my meals today simple and light. What do you think? Do I need to consume protein the day of a hard exercise or can I consume the day before (i’m not saying pizza is a good source of protein). Thanks!
Post # 3
I think you should eat healthy today and let yesterday be yesterday. Your body needs nutrients and strength for today, especially if you’re going to boot camp today! Just get on track today.
Post # 4
You do not gain weight in a day’s worth of eating too many calories. Make sure that you are eating enough to keep your energy up for the boot camp tonight. You are going to need to eat protein today in order to help your body recover and build lean muscle.
Post # 5
You want to make sure you get at least 1200 calories. Small light meals is not a big deal. Make sure you get the required amount of protein & more importantly before a big workout CARBS.
Bring something with eletrolytes & stop if you feel dizzy or light headed.
Post # 7
If you don’t eat enough calories before boot camp, you’ll actually burn less calories while there. Your body needs fuel to burn calories, as counterintuitive as it sounds. I would just focus on making what calories you eat count: aim for proteins and complex carbs. Have something high in protein about five hours before the boot camp, then a good complex carb about an hour and a half before. And drink plenty of water!