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Kelly Sheehan Posted by kelllyrose10

Hi everyone! I was just wondering what foods/items you completely remove or limit from your competition prep diet (ie. fruits, artificial sweeteners, dairy, carbs at night, diet sodas etc). I find dairy bloats me a LOT so I've basically cut that out so far.

Sarah Sussman Posted by SarahSuss21

When I am 6 weeks from a show, dairy/sauces/artificial sweetener/anything carbonated (except SYFO)/fruit/protein powder/red meat/salmon is eliminated.

I am a very, very strict dieter though... and am hoping to be a little more lenient this time around!

when is your show?!

Kristin Shaffer Posted by fabeditor

I avoid dairy even in off season. Lactose = Sugar. Fruit I will eat up to the last couple of weeks before a competition, but in smart portions. No carbs for last meal all the way through.

Brandi McAtee Posted by i1tiger

I don't really like milk, so that's not an issue, but I do eat a lot of cheese, sour cream, butter, that kind of thing. I avoid carbs like The Plague though! Like I said in your other thread, I do things a little differently. :)

Kelly Sheehan Posted by kelllyrose10

sarah - so you do eat fruit for most of your prep? if so what kinds/how much? my shows not until may i'm just looking for advice from girls like you with experience! so thank you :)btw why no protein powder 6 weeks out?

fabeditor - booo no more greek yogurt for me then! i can never have a serving size anyway! i always end up overeating. a friend of mine competes in bodybuilding and he says for me to have a cheat meal once a week as my last meal of day (so i don't binge the entire day). is this okay once a week to have carbs at night? (i know for a fact if i make it a cheat breakfast my whole day will be ruined)

i1tiger - what kind of carbs do you eat (if any)? i don't drink normal milk either, this summer i switched to almond but now i don't drink much other than water/tea/coffee.

Sarah Sussman Posted by SarahSuss21

Hey kellyrose!

I do consume fruit throughout most of my prep. I typically diet for 8 weeks... for the first three weeks, i have 1 cup or one piece of a fruit of my choice with my first meal in the morning. from that point until the "2 week out mark" my fruit changes to grapefruit. I still have one piece, and it is always with my first meal.

As far as the protein powder goes... first, i feel when i am cutting, my diet is strict enough and limited enough to begin with. nutritionally, i don't feel my body benefits from protein powder as much as it does from a true protein source like fish or chicken. Also, many protein powders add unnecessary calories and sugar to my meal plan. It is a personal preference as I feel my body reacts better to solid food. I know many people who drink shakes up to 10 days or so out of the show.

good luck to you!!

Brandi McAtee Posted by i1tiger

On my low-carb days, I get a few carbs in my pre-workout (1MR) and protein, then the little bit of agave nectar I put in my peanut butter wrap. The rest of the day, I don't really eat any.

I carb-load for 24-36hrs a week, usually Fri evening thru Sat evening or Sun morning, depending on how many carbs I've gotten in. I try for 280g during that time and drop my fat. I'll eat pasta, bread, pizza (veggie with lite cheese), oatmeal, some fruit (up to 6 weeks from competition)...any low-fat carb I guess. Hope that helps!

Posted by ShelleyGa

Can you have lactose free dairy? I like lactose free greek yogurt and cottage cheese