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Old 07-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Anti-Dieting?

Just curious, were there any competitors at the games who don't diet?
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

Define "diet"
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

Yeah I should be more clear. I would define dieting as anything like paleo (I'm sure there are various types), high protein, or supplimental vitamins (including creatine, protein, the works).

i.e. Any "all natural" (for lack of better description) competitors?

For example, I eat healthy, but I don't eat only meat, nuts, and berries. I don't limit what I eat based on a diet (like paleo), nor do I take any suppliments. Any others like this who compete in the games that anyone knows of?
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

If by "diet" you are referring to the general american definition of "calorie restriction to create an energy deficit" than none of the competitors were on "diets."

But if by "diet" you mean the competitor ate anything and everything with no concern for the quantity and/or quality of the food, I would guess virtual all were on a "diet."
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

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If by "diet" you are referring to the general american definition of "calorie restriction to create an energy deficit" than none of the competitors were on "diets."

But if by "diet" you mean the competitor ate anything and everything with no concern for the quantity and/or quality of the food, I would guess virtual all were on a "diet."
This. Virtually all serious athletes pay attention to what they eat. Outside of weight-limited sports, virtually none of them limit calories or maintain an energy deficit.

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Old 07-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

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Just curious, were there any competitors at the games who don't diet?
It would be impossible to compete and/or train at that level of intensity without proper nutrition, consequently IMO every games competitor is on a "diet," defined as being conscious of what one is eating and eliminating poor choices.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #7
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

To go a step further, we are all on a diet. When I hear the word diet I equate it with "food choice," as in ... what's your diet like?
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It would be impossible to compete and/or train at that level of intensity without proper nutrition, consequently IMO every games competitor is on a "diet," defined as being conscious of what one is eating and eliminating poor choices.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

+1
That.

The real question is what kind of diet?

How much of the diet is deliberate and how much is haphazard? (strict vs. cheat, etc.)
What is the goal of the diet? Performance, weight loss, weight gain, weight maintenance, fat loss, muscle gain, muscle loss, improved health, what?
Is it a short term diet or a long term diet?
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:08 AM   #9
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

I hate the term "diet" because dieting as defined recently does not work in the long term. Changing how you eat, choosing to eat macronutrients in the right portions, eating quality food should not be a diet.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #10
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Re: Anti-Dieting?

Jenny Craig is a diet.

Eating the way we're designed to eat? A lifestyle.
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