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eightbo
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:45 pm

Getting lethargic / losing focus when trading lately and in the process of putting together a new diet.

Thought it could be useful to discuss perople's experience with diet in relation to energy levels.

If you're on the whatever diet, perhaps you have a snack of choice which you find helps mid-session.

Share your thoughts, and I may share some food... Image

iambic_pentameter
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:16 pm

Kiwi fruit cut into pieces is very agreeable.

As is a bowl of almonds.

Iambic

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ShaunWhite
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:14 pm

If a diet is 'giving you energy' then it's probably too calorific. I just have as much variety as possible, I never have the same thing twice a week, except carbs of course as they're more limited. So bread, rice, potatoes, pasta twice a week each. We only eat meat 4 times a week and half of that is fish, I don't drink alcohol except on rare occasions. I also never have breakfast and have one day a week when I eat nothing. I've been bang on the same weight for 30yrs, 10st @5'10"@54yo. You did ask :)

Luckily I don't need energy to sit on my arse all day so as long as I'm awake and alert all is good.

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Derek27
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Beer is the best choice when trading Australia, with a pizza whenever you can find a half-hour gap, although I haven't been well enough to have either for a while.

Peanuts are also a good nibble.

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jimibt
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:56 pm

between Shaun and Dereks responses you have basically the gulf of dietary outliers that exist -lol

for me, plenty of beans (harricot, kidney, and any pulses really), plus fish and the odd bit ofchicken. not a fan of brown basmati, but apparently, very good for you (so white for me). Have greek yoghurt with mixed fruits every day (creature of habit). as for beer etc - the weekends are designed for it, so resist at your peril.

all in all, don't eat sh!t high carb, high fat meals (too often) and all is good...

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Derek27
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 pm

ShaunWhite wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:14 pm
We only eat meat 4 times a week and half of that is fish...
Fish is meat?

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:26 pm

I eat avocados with every evening meal .. try and limit bread, but snack on endless biscuits/mint humbugs and dried meat.

Yogurt and muesli for breakfast.

Coffee must be over 6 cups a day.

Its easy to say cut out the 'bad foods', but a fair bit harder in practice.

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I think decent exercise 4 times a week, (walking etc), gives your body a chance.

Caroline
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:07 pm

Look at Paleo. No need to go the whole hog necessarily, but I've found that sticking to meat/fish and vegetables, limiting dairy and cutting out bread, pasta and processed food has pretty much completely cured my brain fog problems.

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ShaunWhite
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:31 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 pm
ShaunWhite wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:14 pm
We only eat meat 4 times a week and half of that is fish...
Fish is meat?
It's animal flesh so I'd say so. What is it if it's not meat?

I know what you mean though, people don't usually call it that I suppose.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:49 pm

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