I was reading through “Sports Illustrated Women” (pretty good mag…I LOVE this lifestyle!) and read an article by a “nutrition Guru” named Oz Garcia…
Nothing earth-shattering EXCEPT how screwed up the fitness industry has made the Female Athletes Diet! Damn…if you think that the average American has a screwed up diet, you should see how screwed-up the “average” diet was for the female athlete. Oz pointed out that changing these diets were as much psychological as much as making sure they took in more protein. Example?:
BREAKFAST:Coffee, wheat bagal and cream cheese
LUNCH:Pasta Salad, sprinkled with Tofu
DINNER: Pasta or bread…
Now…this diet was AVERAGE…and to get the athletes to eat more protein, EFA’s, etc, was his toughest hurdle, NOT because the women were not committed…BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT WAS INGRAINED AS A “CLEAN” diet “for women” by the fitness and weight loss industry.
Thank goodness things are getting better…(even though in this SAME issue, they had a “Tofu Stir-Fry” recipe…!!!
Oh well…some habits die hard!