I have been getting good remarks from people at my grappling classes as far as positive changes to my physique since going paleo and then my own version of paleo where I consume around 300 grams iof sugar from fruit a day and eat around 100-200 grams of fresh fish a day.
Most of the people asking me about my diet are vegans because they see me using the blender at our gym with my bananas and berries and assume I too am vegan.
About six of us were sat around doing so0me stretching before class three of whom were vegan, one was a raw vegan, it always startles me the amount of plant based grapplers at bjj gyms.
Anyway they were telling me about their diet and it seemed very high in vitamins and fiber but not in much else. Now these people are all fit, infact much fitter than the average paleo advocate I meet in training who always seem quite chubby but I still offered them a critique on their diet, the number one being lack of any real source off protein. I said merely substtuting 100 grams of 100% natural peanut butter into their shakes instead of using just more banana or orange would dramatically help their recovery, sex drive and performance
100 grams contains
29.6g protein 8.5g fibre 46g fat
so for exampkle one persons diet was this:
300ml tropicana orange juice 2 kiwis 6 bananas coconut milk
oranges apples bannanas pear
coconut milk pineaplle 300ml fruit juice
So I get they won't change their entire moral belief son they can perform better at jiujitsu. But If their diet was to look like this instead I think they would see a huge improvement while still being vegans.
300ml fruit juice 75 grams natural peanut or almond butter 300 grams banana 200ml coconut milk
assorted fruits and veg as much as they can eat the higher calorie the better, advocados and bananas for fat and carb to fuel them before class
bjj 4 hours
75 grams of peanut butter 300ml juice 400g banana coconut milk
I really think this will offer them a hugely important way to recover and avoid injury and general breakdown of physical condition when training really hard.
I blame the gracies, particularly the grand master for his smoothies and juices bs that plagues so many BJJ practitioners.
asked byGruffaloUnchained (394)
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on July 28, 2013
at 08:38 PM
that 300 grams of sugar from fruit per day is downright scary.
on July 28, 2013
at 02:10 PM
No matter what they eat, they will have some deficiencies due to such a limited diet, and their avoidance of meat. As for doing all of your meals in smoothie form, that in and of itself is not the greatest idea. It seems like what you recommend is not even the healthiest version of veganism possible due to the over abundance of sugar water (fruit juice). Sure, fruit in whole form is fairly healthy, but there is no need for fruit juice. Also, just because someone looks healthier than you does not mean their way of eating is better for the body or for performance.