Monday, June 7, 2010

About food

I noticed that I don't have the need to eat so much rice anymore. I can go for days without consuming rice, choosing instead to survive on grilled/roast chicken, salad, chick peas and potatoes instead. They're just as filling but they don't leave you feeling drowsy after a meal.

Yesterday though, I had a craving for the typical nasi campur and drove off to the friendly neighbourhood nasi campur stall and bought myself a packet of rice. Funnily enough, I had a few mouthfulls of rice and didn't feel like eating it anymore.

I think I've changed my preferences. But I still LOVE sushi and sashimi. They're healty anyway, so there's no harm there, I guess.

On another note, I noticed that consuming True Mass right after a workout makes my muscles ache less the next day. Has anyone else noticed the same thing? Or maybe it's purely psychological.


Michelle said...

Yes. A post workout shake provides the nutrition our body needs to repair & heal our muscles. So the effects of muscle soreness will be less profound or not there altogether. It is imperative that a post workout shake is consumed within 30 minuts of working out as it is the best window to capture the nutrition that we will provide. Of course some may say you can eat some solid foods but it's always liquids that are quickly digested and absorbed by the body. So what you are experiencing are exactly the same as what I been doing for the past 6 months. Hope i din hijacked ur comment box.

Rajan said...

Aizan: I love rice. I am actually eating loads of carbs and protein these days to gain weight.

Eating Lots of Carbs helps me to lift heavier in the gym, which translates to more muscle mass. So far so good. My strength has increased and i can feel it in the gym. But soon i will have to cut down again.

Aizan Suhaira said...

Hi Michelle. Yeah you definitely have a point there. The protein shake serves its purpose of repairing the muscles hence feeling little or no soreness the next day.

And comments from you are always welcomed ;)

Rajan: I used to love rice too. I dunno when I started liking it less. The thing is, I do get these cravings for rice but when it's right in front of my face I don't feel like eating them. Weird, huh?

Michelle said...

Ohh.. I did not know about all this prior to subscribing to a fitness programme. I subscribe to a fitness coach especially for mommies. It's Fit Yummy Mummy by Holly Rigsby. She noted that to have better fat blasting results, the post workout shake is a must. Of course many of us may not have the money so we can also improvise but it's the protein from isolates and "pure" whey that wud produce faster results than the other whole foods options. And a post workout shake always, always, always make me feeling less sore or not at all the next day. We do same thing as Craig's just less intense.