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Why Runners Can't Eat Whatever They Want (Read 542 times)

Jerryb49


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      My HDL levels have always been lower than they want them to be. My only way to increase them (or so I'm told) is to get more exercise or drink more alcohol. I believe that means I should run more and have those post run beers, right? :-)

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      diane_77


        All things in moderation, as they say.  I still need to learn that.  I run, but I haven't lost an ounce of weight due to my diet.


        Needs more cowbell!

          It's kind of like that old weight-loss is 80% diet deal.  My very best blood work #s were when I was relatively inactive and eating NO processed carbs...only getting carbs from plants, no grains/potatoes/rice.  Eating a lot of fat...and saturated, at that.  Which is finally no longer being vilified as unhealthy.  Now the "healthy" low-fat movement is taking heat.

           

          Running/cycling tend to make me irrationally hungry...and then I tend to make horrible food choices or overestimate the calories I need to replenish.  I found it MUCH easier to keep my weight in check when I wasn't doing anything cardio-based.  Stupid catch-22.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          scappodaqui


          rather be sprinting

            Strangely, running probably restricts my diet, rather than encouraging me to eat more.  The jostling just bothers my stomach so much I need to be extremely careful with what I eat before the run, after the run, the night before a long run, etc. etc.  I think that even if people don't have stomach problems, per se (though running often does trigger them), running can make you more conscious of what you eat in terms of nutrient quality, not less.  I mean, if you care about optimizing performance and recovery, anyhow.

             

            The people who run solely BECAUSE they want to eat whatever they feel like are running to eat, not eating to run, and I don't respect that in the least.  I've said in another thread it's borderline exercise bulimic, for which I apologize, but I do think it's a troubling pattern.

            PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

            Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

            Jerryb49


              I can see that my BP and cholesterol are up as I am up about 20 lbs. from my ridiculous low point (125) about 2 years ago.  We hardly ever eat big desserts or red meat.  Still have a lot of cheesy stuff like pizza.

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              A Saucy Wench

                Yeah, well, I used to eat  a very healthy diet and exercise and my cholesterol was always high and my blood sugars were always borderline. 

                I got depressed and lazy and injured and stomach issues have resulted in me eating more junk than ever (I get bouts of nausea that last for days and are only tamped down with white carbs and fat) and I weigh more than at any time in my entire life and my blood sugar and cholesterol is normal. Go figure.

                 

                But in regards to the article. I have known 2 very naturally skinny people in my life, both who didn't exercise much but could eat whatever and stay thin, and really - these arent the people who eat sporadically so it only SEEMS like they eat a lot.  Both of them were referred to as human garbage disposals by their wives.  Dinner size plates of fries with lunch.  Quarts of ice cream after dinner. And both of them ended up with cholesterol numbers in the high 300's/low 400's because nobody does a cholesterol check on a skinny 25 year old.  Jeff is super thin now because he is on a heart diet and has been forced to exercise and he can't possibly eat enough real food to keep the weight on.  Ass.

                 

                How much of the study of heart disease in endurance athletes has accounted for diet?  Because most of the really thin, really good endurance athletes I know eat a LOT of crap.    Is the exercise causing the damage or the food?

                I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                 

                "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                Cheap and Evil Girl

                  I heard about this and all I could think was "Duh."  But maybe that's because I have seen the result in myself when I indulge my constant butter cravings.

                  I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                   

                  "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                  jimmyb


                    Screw these articles and the fear that they monger.

                    Pretty much we all die in our 70's, on average.

                    There are runners with heart disease. There are runners dying today of cancer.

                    Something is going to get you. When it's your time, it's your time.

                    There's nothing you can do about it.

                    Run, eat, live!

                    Die running,  leaving a good-looking corpse and lighter load for the pallbearers.

                     

                    Log    PRs

                      Screw these articles and the fear that they monger.

                      Pretty much we all die in our 70's, on average.

                      There are runners with heart disease. There are runners dying today of cancer.

                      Something is going to get you. When it's your time, it's your time.

                      There's nothing you can do about it.

                      Run, eat, live!

                      Die running,  leaving a good-looking corpse and lighter load for the pallbearers.

                       

                      +100000000000000     Hear, hear!!!!  That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

                      - Joe

                      all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


                      Cheap and Evil Girl

                        MOAR BUTTER!

                        I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                         

                        "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                        dallison


                        registered pw

                          If i can stay the same weight and eat what i want, that's what i'm going to do.

                          2013 goals:

                          sub 19 5k

                          sub 1:30 half

                          3:20 marathon on second try

                            Screw these articles and the fear that they monger.

                            Pretty much we all die in our 70's, on average.

                            There are runners with heart disease. There are runners dying today of cancer.

                            Something is going to get you. When it's your time, it's your time.

                            There's nothing you can do about it.

                            Run, eat, live!

                            Die running,  leaving a good-looking corpse and lighter load for the pallbearers.

                             

                             

                            Hoka hey!

                            jimmyb


                              MOAR BUTTER!

                               

                              WILD BOAR & WILD BUTTER!

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                                My personal feeling is that because of the excessive amounts of oxygen produced in higher mileage runners, there is also an excessive amount of inflammation and free radical production and thus oxidative damage in our bodies. This can contribute to disease. 3 hours of running a week may be good but more ??? Our natural defense system cannot keep up. I am a strong believer that we need more antioxidants to offset the damage. Food like fruits and veggies are great sources of antioxidants but preparation, growing methods and pesticides can negate some or many of these benefits. My favorites antioxidants in supplement form are absorbable curcumin, pomegranate, green tea, Co-Q 10 (ubiquinol form), PQQ, cocoa bean extract and grape seed all in absorbable standardized extracts. Check out the mitochondrial theory of aging. Co-Q 10 and PQQ help build and replenish mitochondria as does cocoa bean extract.

                                 

                                Also, most everyone has suboptimal levels of Vit D in their bodies for many reasons. Actually, probably over 90 % of us. This may make us more susceptible to major diseases. We all should be above a blood level of 50 for optimimum health and most of need 5000 IU of Vit D 3 or more pet day to get blood levels their. If heavier, you need more. Get your blood levels tested. Also, Vit k2 (which we are also deficient in) is crucial as it role is to transports calcium to where it belongs - the bones - rather than to soft tissues including arteries Where cacification may occur.  If you ingest calcium in supplement form (which I am not a believer in), you must take Vit k2. Just my two cents.

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