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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "Some great info there guys. I don't play any more but try to stay fit and I do the odd adventure race etc. Diet is usually good but I don't track macros or anything. I am way too fond of a few pints though.

Any thoughts on how much alcohol is too much for somebody looking to get a very good level of fitness? I'd have probably five to ten pints over the weekend, and more if there was something on."
Drink = bad
Simple Gerry

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6994 - 01/02/2018 20:43:13    2073228

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Replying To waynoI:  "I know of people who carb cycle, So they will load up on carbs on training days and then eat no carbs at all on non training days and I cant say im a fan.

You should absolutely, definitely, 1000% eat carbs every single day whether you are trying to put on, or lose weight.

But I would decrease my carbs on non training days if trying to lose weight. I am personally trying to put on weight over the next year or so, so I eat the same amount of carbs on training and non training days, Its not an issue if you track absolutely everything you eat and don't over consume on calories. People get too wound up on macros but the fact of the matter is when it comes to weight gain its simply a case of eating a small surplus than what your body needs and a deficit when you want to lose weight. If I was you id eat a tonne of carbs (starchy or otherwise) on a training day and just eat less on non training days, increasing fats and protein but make sure your calorie intake is the same on training and non training days.

My issue in the fitness world right now Is the different diets. I hate the word diet anyway, People always look for quick results and fixes but the truth is, unless your nutrition is sustainable long term, you may get great results short term following a non-carb diet, keto, vegan, paleo etc etc etc but after 3 or 4 months people will ultimately deprive themselves and binge and all the hard you put in has gone tits up and the weight you lost/fitness you gained disappears over the space of a few days.

So long as what you are eating is 80% (at least) healthy and you enjoy the foods you are eating, then it becomes sustainable and results are more likely to be long lasting as oppose to people jumping from one fad to the next. resulting in a loss of motivation."
Makes sense lad cheers.

I did the marathon in August and kept the good diet and exercise up until about November. November is usually such a dead month so usually ideal for keeping the head down. But last year I had a wedding, a weekend trip to Manchester and cousins visiting during the month. Needless to say there was plenty of beer and eating out involved in all 3. Then I feel into the old mindset, ah sure it's Christmas soon and just totally fell off the wagon.

I've paid for it this month. I'm back in good enough shape again now and feeling the benefits. But like you say, it's crazy doing it to yourself. Better to keep ticking over all year round.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6034 - 02/02/2018 09:51:34    2073308

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "Some great info there guys. I don't play any more but try to stay fit and I do the odd adventure race etc. Diet is usually good but I don't track macros or anything. I am way too fond of a few pints though.

Any thoughts on how much alcohol is too much for somebody looking to get a very good level of fitness? I'd have probably five to ten pints over the weekend, and more if there was something on."
the effects of drink are overblown in the gaa.if you went out and had 2-3 pints on saturday,if you went for half an hour run on sunday,it'd be gone out of your system.heavy drinking is a different matter,but "drink bans" serve nobody except a dictator at the top.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2902 - 02/02/2018 14:33:40    2073389

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