Food Combinations that Will Recharge You

Posted: 2nd February 2011 by admin in Healthy Eating

Coach Cam with Bugs, Bash and Crash

I also have a couple of tips that might be helpful for you and you’re Families. I was so lucky at school…Mum always filled up this big old lunch box with rabbit food, but I always found enough room to fit in the old Aussie meat pie during the day…and often had enough to feed my mates sometimes if they would help me with homework!

Being one of the coaches of The Dragons, I wanted to share some of the following nutritional guidelines that can really make a difference in many areas. I was lucky through my former professional Aussie rules career to have been coached and mentored by some of the finest and most respected men in the game. Along with that came a big focus for me with nutrition that is a significant factor in this marathon we are in. We need to finish strong.

Food is our fuel and if we do not provide our bodies with the nutrients it requires on a daily basis we will become sluggish, be prone to illness or infection, and perform poorly in our daily tasks and age much faster. It can be pretty simple, and it comes down to eating for your needs. Below gives you a quick introduction on food quality, quantity, combination’s and balance. We require all 3 food groups:

PROTEIN: approx 30%
FATS: approx 30%
You should never rule any of them out, however we do only want favorable choices. There are some recommended portion sizes in brackets.

Favorable(2 fist fulls)
These are some of them:
Asparagus, Cauliflower, Spinach,Onions,Salad,Pear,Strawberries,Lemons,Whole grains,Peppers,beans,apples, and more.
Unfavorable(1 fist full)
These are some of them:
Pasta(white), Bread(white),Sugars, Alcohol, Chips, Granola, Fruit Juices(watch the fructose corn syrup and dies),Bananas, Figs, rice(white),potatoes

Favorable:(palm of hand)
Turkey, Fish, Soy, Cottage cheese, Chicken, Tofu, Egg white.
Unfavorable:(palm of hand)
Beef, Steak, Pork, Hotdogs, Lamb, Bacon, Salami, Liver.

Favorable:(palm of hand)
Nuts, Natural, Vinegar, Avocado, Seeds, Cold olive oil, Olives.
Butter, Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise, Margarine, Lard, Cream

OH, Grapefruit seed extract…by Nutribiotic at Henrys or Jimbos. It is amazing for the onset of the colds and flu. One of Nature’s most powerful natural anti viral and antibiotics…taste gross..should be good for you. Also hit the zinc lozenges ,green tea, hot chicken soups, good water(not cold),Ester c (better source of Vitamin c) and rest. Don’t try and sweat it out…your already run down…you’ll take longer to recover. Give the old 24 hour rule a chance. Wait 24 hours after your feeling better and workout at about 60-70%.

If you have questions, please give me a buzz. We are very grateful for all of your kids and support within our schools, gyms and communities.

Coach Cam