I decide to talk about calories today, because I was talking to one of my athletes about that. The truth is that we don't need as much calories as we think we need. Like I said before, food is emotion, and we over eat, specially after my cleanse I realize that, I spent 8 days with no food and I had lots of energy!
I rememeber one of my first ironmans, I had a 5000 calories a day, but I was tired. At the same note, I did one week of juicing during my hardest week of training last year and I had so much energy!
So what I'm trying to say, is eating a lot of calories does not mean that we will have energy, because if that was true people that eat fast food would have more energy than everyone else! Eating raw is less stress for the body, therefor you spend less energy (calories) digesting food and your body is more efficient using that food for energy, of course you will have more energy! Eating junk food, not only fast food, but food with chemicals, additives etc is considered junk, will make more stress to the body to digest, so you will be spending energy (calories)to digest and getting very little energy in return.
That's why when you have a clean diet, calories is the last thing you have to worried about! After my cleanse I am eating a lot less and having a lot more energy, first my body is clean that is easy to absorb, second my body is a lot more efficient and I get satisfied with very little!
My daily intake:
Breakfast: 2 bananas
After my 90 min bike ride (pretty fun, I did mountain bike all off road)+ core
Juice: apple, celery, and parsley
Lunch: spinach, kale, dulse sprout mung beans with apple cider vinegar
Snack: kale chips and sweet potatoes chips (all raw from whole foods)
Snack: 2 bananas
That's it! Had enough energy to, train, coach swim in the am, drive to Sarasota where i will work at the expo with five fingers, drop of my new bike at the shop etc etc.....
Today was a busy but fun day! The off road workout was cool and made me think about doing a xterra soon!
Go raw and feel good!