Though I’d make a quick page about what I eat, other than food-food! This is about me, and my personal nutrition – not recommending you to change your dietswithout seeking nutrional guidance.
Protein Powder – After I exercise I am rarely hungry, but you really need to give your body something within 30 mins. I need something tasty and portable or I wont/can’t eat it. I’ve tried a big range of satisfactory protein powders, but Muscle Milk is so tasty, at first I felt like I was having a proper milkshake (you get used to it, but I still look forward to it) I switched to the light because it has less calories, but still has lots of calcium and protein. I have halve a serve (about 100 calories) at a time.
Honestly, they dont sponsor me, I still have to fork out the big bucks for it (its so much more epxensive in AUS – as in $40 instead of $20). And it comess in so many great flavours!! I either drink it or add it to my oatmeal or cereal (especially if I have no milk)
Multi-Vs – I take multi vitamins when I am away from home as I can’t guarantee how nutritionally balanced my food is when travelling. Anything my body doesnt need more of it can expel. I take them with food, but not with calcium (as the iron is an important par tof the pill for me) so usually I take half at morning tea and half at dinner.
Fibre – I was big into the psyllium husk for a while (yes that gelatnous rubbish) and it was ok, but its hard to work into your food. So I try to get as much fibre as I can from food, and if I am travelling I might buy a benefibre to add to my meals. It doesnt have a taste and doesnt make your food “gritty” like the husks
Compression wear – I have had problems with shins/calves in the past, to the point where running and standing for more than 20 mins was impossible. After years of rehab, I was still scared to run, but these ‘skins’ gave me both the confidence and physical ability to keep going until now I can run for a good 30-40 mins (until my lungs give out!) I use shin guards for running, and full length or shorts for my legs workouts. I also wear another pair after a heavy workout, for recovery. I use any brand that feels good. For a good cheap pair try Slazenger from Big W ($30 RRP, but I have seen them $10 on sale at KMart)
These are the sockies I have. They look a bit garish but they do the job and are best for summer when its too hot for black leggins