Tales of Gerv
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My legs are still getting used to the amount of running they had to endure from paintballing but also from the daily routine of my life here.
Paintball was in a nutshell awesome, exhausting, self-discovering & frustrating.
Anyways I want to talk about Diet & Performance. I generally feel that they have a strong synergy with them.
People often say:
Pretty polarized pictures but I think you know what I mean
I got hooked up with ''Peak Perfomance Poker'' displaying several stuff that opened my eyes back in the days I lived in Denmark and studied there. I had the luxury there of having a big studio so I could do some home excercises but also enjoyed the types of food that are available
I can expand on how I radically changed my diets but I will just give a brief overview of what my diet briefly is:
** Natural Yoghurt (I only can buy low-fat but normal yoghurt is the best!)
with ** Low GI Muesli (Wheat Flakes, Jumbo Oat flakes, Toasted Wheat flakes, Raisins, Dates, Hazelnuts)
** an Apple, clementines or some grapes
** Strong espresso coffee with no sugar but some milk in it
** Asthma medication pill
!! This is a real tricky one for me. I simply have to have lunch around town which means the chanc e is likely I screw up here. so far I managed to stay cool but long-term I have to find a solution on this during the weeks
If I am eating in town it is like:
** Water during class & at lunch
** Sandwhiches at Subwayish things, special hamburgers without a bun but with extra salad (<- important)
** Buying an apple or something in the supermarket
If I am eating at home (Friday-sat-Sun) I eat like:
** Backrasher's // semi-bacon ( 3 slices )
** Fried eggs
** Some fried veggies or salad with mozzarella, olive oil, olives ( I can make picture son request or share recipes)
** Cranberry/Orange juice or fresh Apple Juice
** Fruit again as appetizer
** Multivitamin pill
Dinner & Evening
This is mostly fun as I like to cook so I mix it up and also plan ahead sometimes
** 1 1/2 chopped boneless pork chops
** 1/3 fresh peppers
** 1/3 fresh onions
** handful of frozen vegetables to mix it up
** If I have fresh brocolli, I chop it up in small pieces
** some leek rings
** If I want to have it spicy, I add chili
** 1-5 mushrooms
You just need a frying pan and a woksauce (Teriyaki, Sweet Sour) or even Indian curry will do. If you don't want that put shitload sof spices in there to make it taste well. Please don't use Ketchup (sugar), BBQ sauce (sugar) or sweet chili sauce ( sugarrrrrrrr) if you already drank a can of Coke or mountain dew or any other of this carbohydration crap
As a drink I mostly do a vanilla Wheyprotein supplement & water.
Then in the evening when I feel hungry, I either ignore it & go to bed or
*** some chocolate
*** Digestive cookies
Obvious this can change during the week like 1 day I eat as lunch some instant noodles. the other day I dine in a restaurant etc.etc. You can deviate but do not deviate too much.
Last year in Denmark I had ''Sunday Pizzaday'' but really that kills the whole purpose of permformance :/
Couple of discussing things:
Low GI vs High GI; I already discussed this with Grogheadflow when he told me he didn't had much variety in his diet.
WHITE PASTA = REFINED = HIGH GI = BAD
Yes it tastes good but you really get energy spikes as if you play PLO HU daily. I only have brown pasta in my cupboard IF I ever eat pasta.
Basically I advocate not eating too much pasta, rice, white bread, buns, potatoes because think about it: what do they add in nutritional value?
** Pasta --> taste but shitloads of carb
** Rice --> taste in oriental food but carbs
** Noodles --> carbs & fat
** bun//white bread --> ''it tastes good but Hey the next hour I am hungry again''
** Potatoes --> Carbs/Starch
In a nutshell they are stomach fillers. Why do asian people sometimes eat JUST noodles? they fill their stomach.
Why do they eat Rice with meat in a 50/50 ratio? It fills their stomach.
Why do people eat Sandwhiches? It fills their stomach
I am not forbidding u to eat it. That would be crazy. Just limit it. For instance if you have eaten an Asian meal ( yeah I am asianlike ) with 30% meat, 30% veggies, 40% rice. That's way too much rice. Keep it like 40% meat, 40% meat, 20% rice at the very least. 10-15% rice is perfectly fine especially if you like it ( I recommend Jasmin rice)
I still have to buy a balance for my weight but I feel fitter, more energetic and I can see my body mass (aka fat) shrinking
This seems like a long post but I want to have some discussion on this because I truely believe we can increase our perfomance by at least 25% on the poker tables.
WE are intellectuals. We are thinking players. We are thinking humans. So we need Powerfood like Omega-3 (Fish!), Proteins (Meat!), Good Carbohydrates (Vegetables/Fruits) & Fat ( Meat/Fish/Avocado)
I will expand on GI food next time