Sample of what just about every day will look like.
Dance Classes 830-12, lunch 12-1, dance classes 1-530, dance rehearsal 730-10
should i try and pound 10 nanners in an hr lunch?! i know i feel quite full afterwards.....
im just wondering how others would eat/fuel up with this type of exercise schedule lol
If I were you I would definitely eat before the dance classes begin, during lunch, and after the second round of dance classes.
You could definitely bring bananas for lunch. Dates as well are a good idea because they're easy to load up on the calories and with what you're doing you'll surely be burning them like mad. Because dates are smaller, but loaded with caloric goodness you can take sooooo many with you.
Good luck and have fun! :)
If fullness is a problem I'd go with dates.
I'm always one to promote dates for any occasion actually. :D
Yes, they are definitely the most versatile food of 80/10/10. Always ripe, portable, lots of calories, and don't go bad.
I would have a huge smoothie before you leave for your first class. You might think about having a light fruit drink with your water during classes to get a few extra calories in without it being too much, maybe after lunch would be a good time to do that...like a peach, pineapple or grape drink or a mix, with enough water that it goes down as close to water as possible.
If 10 bananas makes you too full to dance this could also be a good option.
I think whole foods are best but if bananas are too heavy, date-o-rade blended with a nice soft green like spinach maybe?
I think this is not supposed to be that difficult. I'm sure you will manage! Look: you have one hour for lunch, two hours for dinner and (say) one hour for breakfast. That's plenty of time, as far as I can see, and so this shouldn't be a problem for you.
To answer your question: yes, I do think you should eat at least ten bananas for lunch - and that is if they are large! If they are small you ought to eat more! Strive for at least 1000kcal or about 1100g.
And another ten for dinner, and another ten for breakfast (or something else with same number of calories). Look at it this way: you are gonna have a very involved and active routine, and it is absolutely essential that you carb ub to be able enjoy this experience fully.
Why don't you try eating dates? They are probably good in your situation. I like to eat smashed bananas with (choped) arugula or watercress. I make myself at least two large deep dishes of this for lunch.
Don't stay under-carbed! You need energy to be able to enjoy this unique experience you will be living. You surely don't want to miss it! So, yes, do try to eat as many calories as you can, to energize yourself and enjoy the most of it!
If you can eat each meal in half an hour (which I think is reasonable), that means you will have still at least half an hour of rest after your meal. That should be sufficient for digestion to occur.
Another thing: very important! Don't forget to drink enough water! Drink plenty of water: at least three liters a day - preferably more. This is very important to be able to properly digest your food. Also, sleep well. Your schedule may seem very tight, but at least it does give you enough time to sleep nine hours a day (I am assuming that you will eat, sleep and dance at the same place. I hope this is the case...). Proper rest is essential to ensure proper digestibility.
So, sleep well (at least nine hours a day), drink enough water (at least three liters a day), and eat well (at least 30 bananas a day energy-equivalent) and you will have all the energy you need to fully enjoy your dance week.
I know you know all this already, but I also know it is always good to be remembered.
So, that's it. There are no mysteries. Just go there and enjoy! And be sure to do the basics! Whenever there is something wrong going on, we must almost always go back to the basics.
They are so simple, yet so easy to overlook... But be sure to follow them, and you'll have a sure recipe for success!
One last tip: the simpler your meals are, the better they will be digested and absorbed, and the larger will be amount you can eat. So, mono meals are always best for digestion.
And another thing: I've seen you make some pretty poor food combing at more than one occasion. And they have surely brought you problems, though you may not notice that immediately. But this week is different: you need all of your energy and strength for your dance classes, so don't waste them trying to digest indigestible things. I also don't need to say you should stick to HCRV because you know that.
So keep it simple and fruity: NO nasty combination, NO nasty stuff. Only fruits and greens, properly combined - and preferably not combined at all. Finally, try to avoid overts as much as possible, as they will rob away your energy. One or another once in a while is OK, but in such a situation they ought to be eaten even more sparingly than usual.
P.S. May I ask where those dance classes will be? Would you care to send us pictures of the place?
What kind of dance do you dance? Are you going to perform also? Are you preparing for some presentation?
Have fun! Enjoy you DANCE week! That is the most important thing! The rest is merely a means to achieve it!
Congratulations! You make me very proud! I am very happy for you! You are truly a shining star and a source of light and inspiration to all of us! Continue to shine and enlighten us with your light!
My sincerest regards,