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    Skiing Menu

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    okay - I know it's a little early in the day but thought I would start collecting responses...

    So - what would make a cracking breakfast? - considering I would burn 2000-3000 calories (on the skiing alone) per day.

    I didn't want too many eggs per day, usual brekkie is carb-tastic - porridge, croissants, breads,

    I'm thinking bacon, sausage (the nice gluten free ones), scrambled egg, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, but wouldn't want this EVERY day. A protein smoothie maybe? greek yog based? More ideas needed!

    Lunchtime on the mountain - mainly french speciality of OMLETTE!! woo...many fillings - the french are GREAT at this!

    Else it is pizza, burgers, wraps, sandwiches etc. on the rare occasion you go to a top quality place (like my favourite on Mont Chery where you get Pork Belly, hunters pot (venison/wild boar) and awesome steaks.

    I'm thinking soup (can't tell how it was made though) or stew...(again, prob has cornflour)

    Can't take a packed lunch, I fall, things get cold...can't see it working

    *******they are still under the impression - GRAINS = Top performance!*******

    dinners, easier - stews, casseroles, meat and two veg, squash/sweet pot mash

    Any endurance people or winter sports enthusiasts can chip in here? i'm sure the cold and the burning of calories allows for a higher carb level - i just don't want to undo all my good work like i did last time by chowing on the EVIL CARBS!

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    If you don't want eggs everday you could mix it up with having full fat greek yogurt and putting in some berries or something like a banana for carbs. If you really want a protein kick you could mix in a scoop of protein powder into the yogurt.

    Beware of soups especially since you mentioned gf sausage. I have Celiac's and I'm always leary of soups in resturants/ones I know aren't home made. Don't be afraid to ask if you can but I'd assume most are thickened with flour. Its been my experience that flour is always used and cornstarch (not primal so it doesn't matter) never crosses chefs minds.

    If you can't take a lunch with you on the mountain can you at least take some nuts or homemade trail mix or something like a lara bar just to make sure you have something?

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    yeah i would take nuts anyway (won't eat dried fruit) but i would be happy with an omlette for lunch. the gf sausages are just because they are primal! nothing but 97% sausage. i doubt i could get them in france. but they do have offal sausage called diots.

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    I've heard Robb Wolf talk in a couple podcasts about athletic effort at higher altitudes needing to be more carb-based b/c fat metabolism is impaired due to the lower oxygen levels (IIRC)
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    ahhh..is that a fact. will have a wee nosey at his literature...

    There's a piccie of Mark Sisson snowboarding isn't there? I wonder if he knows.

    Or anyone live in Colorado?

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    I've been skiing in New Mexico the last couple of years. My favorite lunch while I'm on the slopes is the Green Chile Stew. They serve it with a big tortilla, but I just toss it or give it to someone else. Its loaded with pork and vegetables. It has potatoes in it so I get some extra carbs for skiing. Breakfast is usually omelet, sausage, bacon, and green smoothie. I like to have a big steak dinner after the slopes close.

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    oooh now I'm all excited for skiing (my first trip since going Primal)!! Can't wait. that Green Chile Stew sounds awesome! (gotta love NM and their chillies!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietlyPrimal View Post
    oooh now I'm all excited for skiing (my first trip since going Primal)!! Can't wait. that Green Chile Stew sounds awesome! (gotta love NM and their chillies!)
    Quote Originally Posted by queen_sheba View Post
    ahhh..is that a fact. will have a wee nosey at his literature...

    There's a piccie of Mark Sisson snowboarding isn't there? I wonder if he knows.

    Or anyone live in Colorado?

    : -)
    Mark did know! I emailed him and he got back right away and said he doesn't eat ANY different! still plenty of fats.

    Your stew sounds ACE. They have a similar thing in france called bourginon. VERY yummy..

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    Pack your own. Breakfast for me on skiing days is omelette or hard boiled eggs, bacon, and a kefir smoothie. I pack a beaf stew in a small thermos along with a fruit choice and nuts. Pemmican and Mark's coconut power bars for snacks are stored in the ski jacket for snack breaks. Coconut water in the wine skin, all fits in my backpack. This allows me to ski the POW just fine here in Maine.
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    you are clearly much better than me. that would be crushed by lunchtime. plus I can't ski in a backpack - I find them extremely distracting

    I don't mind eating the stops we do - I go with different groups each week - I host their skiing and want to go along and chat with them over lunch etc...as it brings me back more business. means I can have an omlette over lunch - easy peasy..frenchie squeezy!

    means I can choose the lunch stops. Hence the hunter pot place!

    Was more interested in the actual breakdown macro wise and if more carbs (which) were utilised by the winter athletes. I don't want to do myself damage!
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