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Thread: special diet?
09-09-2005, 01:39 PM #1
do badminton players go on any specific diet towards a big game??
09-09-2005, 09:57 PM #2
Suggest to ask Kuncoro. He should be the right one to answerOriginally Posted by Mrs Kuncoro
09-09-2005, 10:23 PM #3
Normally during training I think so. But during tournaments overseas, it is a bit difficult, you often see players eating in local restaurants or hotels. I think they just eat anything, as long as they eat sensibly and don't over do it. Sometimes you hear players have food poisoning, or diarrhea
Obviously most Asian players favor Asian food, usually settling for Oriental food. Check out the WC05 pictures thread.
I have even seen some players buy burger and fries from the hamburger stand here!
Originally Posted by Mrs Kuncoro
09-11-2005, 10:51 AM #4Originally Posted by kyiyu
hehehe yea i wish
09-12-2005, 02:33 AM #5
I saw some players eating bananas during the interval between 1st and 2nd set...
09-12-2005, 02:46 AM #6Originally Posted by Mrs Kuncoro
While some players may stick to their "native food" so as not to upset their stomach, some others may just eat about anything. Like Lilyana Natsir -- photos from WC showed her eating Thai on Sunday, Korean food on Monday, and Chinese food (with Chinese players) on Tuesday. On Thursday I saw her buying Carl's Jr burgers at the Anaheim pond. All that, and she got WC gold in mixed doubles!! So, there's obviously no correlation between special diets and performance!
09-12-2005, 09:11 AM #7Originally Posted by rudytjip
wow great info thx
09-14-2005, 09:07 PM #8
LOL, I just know that the Chinese team really likes ice cream. Us Chinese people are like that.
09-14-2005, 09:11 PM #9Originally Posted by BoboTheBadder
09-14-2005, 10:10 PM #10
Asian players eat more carbohydrates and this is ideal when coming into a tournament. Some may even do carbohydrate-loading to prepare themselves for extended round after round of tough battles. Eating bananas or drinking fluid with glucose extends your stamina quicker than complex carbohydrates which are low glycemic. During games you need 'speedy' glucose from simple carbohydrates like glucose, sugar, pocari sweat, etc. The only fuel for your muscles is glucose. Protein and fat will give you none and will probably stop you from going anywhere, even the first round.
I am sure the top European players who eat more protein and fat than their Asian counterparts will switch to a high carbohydrate diet when preparing for tournaments.
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