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Old 02-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: Mixing Aikido with working out

This may seem silly for me to respond, as I am big enough to have my own gravity, but it's not how much you eat, but what you eat. You need adequate carbs for energy, based on your training regimen. But you also need fiber, vitamins and minerals, and suitable low-fat protein. Protein is the building block for tissue. You cannot heal an injury or replenish tissue which dies off in the normal course of living without protein. Generally, if you are not gaining weight, you are not eating too much. If you are gaining weight, it may just be muscle mass from your program. Your body fat index will tell you this. Be careful not to let your eating habits become obsessive, or you will be more susceptible to an eating disorder. And remember that you are young, and changes occur as you age. If you get used to eating everything (I did) you will get into trouble when you are older (I did) and will regret it alot (I do). Listen to your body, and take things in moderation.
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