It's difficult to watch what you eat under normal circumstances. It's especially difficult during training. For the Capital of Texas Triathlon in Austin, I try to stick to the basics during my training. Many times it gets tough and I always crave french fries or a chicken and eggplant parmesan sandwich or an occasional eggplant melt but I've been staying away from all of that as much as I can. I try to treat myself to anything I feel like eating on Fridays if I've been good all week.
When it comes to food, I've cut out just about anything white (flour, sugar, milk/diary, white rice, white pasta and potatoes).
Cut out or minimize processed or prepared foods.
Cut out fried foods.
Increased water intake up to a gallon a day.
Increased intake of raw foods.
Here's a typical diet on the days I swim (Tues & Thurs).
4:30 - 5am cup of oatmeal, a banana and water or OJ/grapefruit juice
8am 2 egg whites, slice of turkey, whole wheat bagel, water or OJ
10am Yogurt with coffee or tea or water
12 - 12:30 Tossed Salad sometimes with a chicken breast or with soup
Sometimes a turkey/tuna or Grilled Chicken Sandwich whole toast L & T
or any combination of soup, salad, sandwich depending on how hungry I am.
3:00pm Nuts/trail mix or peanut butter on a rice cake or a protein bar
5:00pm Nuts/trail mix or peanut butter on a rice cake or a protein bar
Dinner Fish or Chicken, brown Rice, sweet potato or Yams