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In short, I have been eating plant-based, vegan, vegetarian, whatever you wanna call the 'no meat, dairy or eggs' approach to fuelling my 10-20 hour training weeks (STRAVA!) and ironman, Celtman and most recently, this 12hr run.
I go for a 50%Carb / 30% Fat / 20% Protein divide more or less for my racing, training and, well, life in general. I originally started high carb (easily done, as carbs are easiest to find in fruits and veggies) but found it did nothing for my waistline. In fact, whilst training in 15-20 hour weeks, I actually gained weight.
Lesson learnt, I've upped the protein (yup, had to convert to some protein powders these days too, like pea and hemp) and the healthy fats (avocados. Need I say more?!) and lowered the volume, meaning I don't have to, in a race situation, try and cram in a ton of carbohydrates, as fats actually provide more 'bang for your buck' calorie-wise for less mass.
What do you guys think? Do you have issues digesting those big marketed brand chemical stuff? Have you tried just having some bananas, almonds and TREK bars instead?
I can safely say I've never had ANY issues with digestion during any of my shorter olympic triathlons or 10km runs, and especially not during my longer, iron-and-further 18.5hr races either.
Just some 'Food for thought' (Sorry, not sorry)