Diet Query

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    Apr 02, 2009 9:03 AM GMT
    Does anyone have any info or research into if eating the same meals everyday is okay in the long-term. What diversity of food is ideal during training periods?

    Thanks I'd appreciate any experienced opinions.
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:07 AM GMT
    I was thinking about your question but have no research to back me up.Using common sense I don't think you would run into any problems as long as you consumed all the essential nutrients. Our prehistoric ancestors would not have had a lot of variety in food products and they seemed to have thrived. I had a friend that went on a starvation diet to lose weight. He lost well over 100 lbs in a rather short time. He ended up with a vitamin deficiency (probably B6) and developed problems with his nerves in the lower extremities. The medical term for his problem was peroneal palsy or foot drop. Nothing like that should happen to you if you if the diet is balanced between carbs, fats, and protein. You should probably take a multiple vitamin to make sure you don't get a vitamin or mineral deficiency. The chance of missing a nutrient would be higher if you did not have a variety of food intake so you need to be careful. I get totally confused about what percent protein should be in the diet versus fat versus carbs. Ask this question and your get all kinds of conflicting opinions from RJ membersicon_smile.gif Just curious why are you considering this type of diet. Would it not be boring?
  • silverfox

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    Apr 03, 2009 12:25 PM GMT
    I have had the same protein shake every morning for the past ten years and....seems to be ok for me.
  • TexanMan82

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    Apr 03, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    I've been eating just about the same foods everyday for about 4 or 5 years now, and I'm OK. I don't think your body "gets used to" food.
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    Apr 03, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    silverfox1 saidI have had the same protein shake every morning for the past ten years and....seems to be ok for me.


    I'd say it's done QUITE well for you sf1...grrr!

    The simple answer to your question is no. Your body does not "get use" to food. No matter what you eat, it will pull macronutrients from everything you put in your mouth to sustain life. The only thing that will need to change for training periods and what not, is the amount of food/calories your taking in.
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    Apr 05, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    I ask because money is tight these days and I want to maintain my workout diet but with less expensive food that I can buy in bulk to save. For example, tuna is cheap, healthy, and a good protein source but if you eat it for an extended period of time you risk mercury poisoning.
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    Apr 06, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    I cant remember where I read it. I believe I read it in Men's health but cant remember the issue. The article or vignette I read said that men who have the same meals on a weekly/daily basis are more likely to stick to their nutrition goals. Again, the article did not really point out the research on this very much but personally I find this true for myself. I pretty much have the same grocery list every week and eat the same things week to week. LIke the other posters though, I make sure that list has all the nutrients I need.