Athletics - Is My Diet Okay?

by 0 · July 04, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Hey everyone,

I would really appreciate some advice. I'm 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with rosacea a few months back, out of nowhere I just got these horrible flare ups and red lumps etc. To be honest, it ruined my life for a period of time, it really affected me to the point that I hated going out.

I ended up having to save up to see a naturopath, which resulted in me finding out that I have SIBO, which could potentially be contributing to my rosacea. I was put on a supplement program and a diet program. Here's the supplement program:

  • ADP Oregano oil: Three pills three times a day
  • Allimed: One pill three times a day
  • L-carnitine: One pill twice a day
  • B vitamin complex: One pill a day
  • NAC Enhanced Antioxidant: One pill three times a day

The B vitamin and L-carnitine were added because my test showed that I was low in B vitamins and it also showed that I needed L-carnitine. The test also shows oxidative stress, so that's why the antioxidant is in there. Anyway here's my diet I tend to follow every day:

  • Some fruit (strawberries, black grapes, blueberries), two sheets of seaweed, 100g almonds
  • 500g minced beef, 100g asparagus/broccoli
  • Lamb's hearts, kale with hemp oil
  • Chicken thighs/drumsticks, a few oranges
  • 100g almonds, coconut butter

It's a paleo/autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet, and to be honest, the whole program has helped my rosacea, although I do still tend to get flushes where my face goes really red, but hey, it's a work in progress.

Anyway, the whole point of this is that I really want to get back into athletics, I went yesterday actually, I'm just concerned about the diet. Will that diet be sufficient? My diet is obviously high in fat, and I could even eat more coconut butter on training days, but will that be sufficient for athletics training? After yesterday, I feel absolutely wrecked today (but I guess that's normal after having not exercised for 6 months), and I even had to sleep this afternoon. But again, I'm hardly shocked, because since this whole rosacea/SIBO, I've also been getting fatigued a lot, so maybe this training will be good for me, I just want to do it on a good diet. I mean, will a diet high in meat/fat be okay? I've always thought that to do running and stuff, you need to eat heaps of carbs?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Xagan :)

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665 · July 04, 2014 at 5:39 PM

And add height, weight & waist or body fat % estimate. I agree with @paleot protein seems quite high unless you;re 6' 3 225 and all muscle?

Nix the nuts... on a true AIP nuts are a no_no. I would suggest more wild salmon and WAY less meat.

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992 · July 02, 2014 at 11:10 PM

500g of daily beef seems like a lot of meat to throw on top of chicken thighs / drumsticks, organ meat, and 100g of almonds, that seems like it would be way into the 200g+/d protein zone, where I feel like I'm eating a pretty decent amount in the 100-120g range, and most seem to recommend a more modest 60-80g range.

What does your athletics training entail? On a high fat diet, you may lose some top-end performance / power, but you shouldn't miss too much in the way of endurance and energy if the calories and micros are there. http://i.imgur.com/THiHCsf.gif

Don't leave out the rest days / rest weeks.

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