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post #1 of 12
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I usually start off with something that will last through lunch, like oatmeal. If that's not possible, then maybe a bagel and yogurt.

For lunch, although burgers look and taste great, I find myself dragging if I have one or some other type of huge meal. Soup seems to work well for me. Just enough to have the right amount of energy but not so much that I feel like I'm weighed down.

What works best for you?
post #2 of 12
I do the oatmeal breakfast too with something to drink .It is filling and keeps me energized for the first half of the day. For lunch I'll eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or sometimes a bowl of soup.
When I just eat the pb&j with an oatmeal breakfast I have all I need to sustain me all day long ,along with water or another fluid replacement drink.
I think it is better to eat something you will burn sooner than later instead of eating hamburgers or other stuff that take a long time to digest.
post #3 of 12
Love my oatmeal!
With Butterscotch chips........Mmmmmmmmm!


Granola bars in my pocket, water in my camelback, and stop to eat when I need to stop and eat.
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post #5 of 12
Cheese omelet and sausage in the AM

Slice of pizza and hot tea (bring my own bag) at lunch. FAST and fairly cheap. I don't like waiting in lines for anything. The fact that I have to ask the guy for the pizza slice bugs me.

No mid day snacks.

Beer the instant I walk in the house.
post #6 of 12
Carbs are the breakfest/lunch of the skier. They are easy to matibolize and a source of steady energy. Don't forget to hydrate. The dry winter air takes a lot of moisture out of the body through respiration. I drink gatoraid for lunch (it also replaces electrolites), but I still love some coffee before skiing in the morning eventhough it is a diaretic.

RW
post #7 of 12
Actually, I've been low carb for about six years. I drifted away a bit during my convalescence, so have resumed strict low carb again.

During one of my days last year, fueled with a mere pizza slice and tea at lunch and eggs and sausage for breakfast, I covered 50,000 vertical feet. I think that proves it's possible for some of us to have sufficient energy on our metabolized fat if that is what our body is used to.
post #8 of 12
Yeah, oatmeal for me too. With water and maybe a pastry. For lunch I keep a few ziplock snack bags with different types of trail mix or just nuts in my camelbak.

Keeps me happy and ready for an awesome dinner.... maybe some BBQ
post #9 of 12
Granola bars (chewy style) for breakfast and lunch. Stick a bottle of h20 in the "knee" pocket of the bib. Maybe whack down a red bull at 11:00am. Maybe some nachos and a local brew apres.

Eat you face off at dinner and GET SOME SLEEP.
post #10 of 12
Afternoons on the slopes in the Italian Alps can be quiet. Here's why:

post #11 of 12
Since I am usually at a full serviced hotel I go for the big breakfast. Fill myself up have plenty of coffee walk around a bit to help the system run its course before hitting the slopes.

For lunch, usually a tuna sandwich, I love tuna. Sushi if its availalble also works. Belgian beer, Sam, or Magic Hat to wash it down.

I carry a protein or Snickers bar for an in between meal snack.

Drink water all day via Camel Back.

Apres ski food varies, really depends on what the group is up for.

I have often lived a protein only diet, but when skiing I try to have a balanced diet.
post #12 of 12
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Cheese omelet and sausage in the AM

Slice of pizza and hot tea (bring my own bag) at lunch. FAST and fairly cheap. I don't like waiting in lines for anything. The fact that I have to ask the guy for the pizza slice bugs me.

No mid day snacks.

Beer the instant I walk in the house.
whoa! Yes, pizza! the easiest and fastest thing to grab, whatever is up and ready That's my official lunch, a slice, gatorade or similar and a Starbucks double shot. :

Richie, yes, the camelback IV drip as i call it. A good balance of protein, carbs and some fats. AND hot chocolate at 10am......
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