It's a fairly well known fact that proper nutrition can be the difference between 12th and 11th, 21st and 18th, and winning and being hungry. So if you don't do it right, perhaps don't even start. There are many crazy nutrition plans out there: Everything from only eating fruit to Breatharianism, which is when just the sunlight and fresh air provides you all the nutrients that you need to survive! AKA those people think that they are dandelion plants.
So here is how I eat in order to get ready for a race.
First, find the biggest blender that exists in this world. I personally use the Vita Mix, because it is huge and has a stirring stick that reminds me of my ancestors grinding wheat to make bread. But I try not to get reminded too much, because I'm gluten free. Anyways, once you get this blender, it's time to go to work. Here is what I add into a normal liquid meal-
- Two scoops cornmeal (for fiber)
- One head of elephant garlic (for immune system support)
- Three full salmon filets (omega fatty acids, essential for recovery!)
- One package of spicy italian sausages, in the plastic (for protein and aided digestion)
- Six raw eggs
- 100 chia seeds (this is important, count them out)
- Eight teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (apple is a fruit!)
- Two Watermelon flavored jolly ranchers
- Salt, lots of salt
- Berries for proper smoothie color (of course you put berries into a smoothie, what kind of monster do you think I am?)
- Kefir for the liquid base (to help with the stomach)
- Two large prunes, One handful of Kale (not too important on quantity), Three heads of Broccoli, and 1/2 of a spaghetti squash (this must be cooked pre-blend)
- One french press worth of COARSE coffee grounds
- OMG lots of spinach, soooo good
- And finally, love
Finally, do not, and it is absolutely pivotal that you DO NOT drink this in a regular cup. Are you kidding? You must find a large goblet or bucket and drink it out of that.
But really, I had two breakfasts today.