Monday, December 3, 2007

Tennis weekend and food

Heather, I know what you mean, ity's tought to find the fresh stuff.

Chris, the massage helped me enormously. She took away all the pain, all I had was some residual stiffness. I had a tennis tournament this weekend, worried I wouldn't be able to play.
I played 2 singles matches on Saturday and 1 singles and 2 doubles matches on Sunday. A lot of tennis for one weekend. I sustained myself the EF way.
In the morning I ate 4 boiled eggs with some strawberries and blueberries. After my first match, I came home and ate a grass fed ground beef patty and put it on the grill. Together with some fresh sauteed spinach with garlic and lots of olive oil.
At the end of the second match I ate a piece of watermelon and drank lots of water.
Later that evening, I had some more steak, together with a salad. (restaurant food)

Sunday morning, had an 8:00 clock match. Had some avocado. 11:00 had some smoked salmon.
12:30 match.
3:15 had a cup of potato leek soup. (it was all I could find close to the tennis courts)
4:30 match ate a few grapes during the match.
7:45 Some sashimi, at a restaurant.
My body was tired, from all the activity, but recovered very well. No carbs like everyone is led to believe that you need for these type of events.

Breakfast this morning;
Tempeh, avocado, hummus, a little cherry pepper. Very small quantity this morning.

Anybody venture to guess how Art Devany might feel about Tempeh?


Chris said...

I had no idea what Tempeh was until I googled it! I get the impression that Art is not too keen on soy or beans in general.

The modern forager - who I rate very highly - indicates though that because it is fermented, tempeh may not be so bad:

DaveC said...

Hi Marc! Glad you put your link in the MDA forum. I know you're a top-notch EF practitioner, and I'm looking forward to reading and getting some good ideas!!


Marc said...

The tempeh is at times a decent alternative I think, in moderation. Thank you for turning me onto modern forager. Great blog.
I feel good when I eat the tempeh, I also eat natto from time to time. Tofu does not agree with me at all and the soy protein/fake meat stuff is garbage in my humble opinion.

Thank you for reading. Hope you find some useful recipe ideas.

Heather said...

Hey Marc, glad your tennis matches went well. Sounds like you had a good handle on keeping your energy levels going throughout the weekend.

I did look for fresh spinach, but didn't see any at all! I ended up getting the organic triple washed stuff again, I'm happily munching on some right this minute. I guess as long as I'm getting the greens one way or another it's ok. Right now I'm focusing on just eating the right food, eventually I'll work up to eating seasonally and organic/grassfed/whatever.

Glad you found Modern Forager, I just love that blog. I had been reading it for a couple months, but a week or two ago I went through and read the whole thing from the first post on. Great stuff, take the time to dig through old posts if you can.

So... whatever happened your plan to take photos of what you eat? Maybe you should keep a camera in the kitchen? =)

Marc said...

Hi Heather,

funny thing, I often take the pics, but the transfer to pc is what doesn't happen often enough.
But like always, you motivate me so... I'll get on it.
Thanks for reading.

Jeff said...

My guess is Art would say Soy is bad.

Marc said...

Have not had it since.
I do eat natto sometimes.