How To Lose 5kg (12 pounds) In Two Days: The Words Of A World-Class Jockey
When I have to get up and drive somewhere before a civilized hour I tend to slip into a somewhat worrying coma-like state. My eyes glaze over, I stare blankly ahead with only just enough attention paid to my surrounds, and my shoulders round forward as my body tries to convince me to curl up and nap at the traffic lights. I usually keep one or other of the breakfast radio shows playing on low. Even though most of what they have to say is annoying rubbish (no, I don’t want to know the latest Perez Hilton updates), I find it stops me from crossing that line between conscious and, well, sleepily driving into a telephone poll.
But this morning I heard something that made me sit up, crank up the volume, and pay attention.
For those of my readers who do not live in my home town (Melbourne), you may be aware that we here like to grind all work and commitments to a halt around this time of year. The Spring Racing Carnival is upon us, Cup Day is within reach, and it’s time to frock up, place a few long-shot or hot-tip bets, and basically just forget what’s going on in the rest of the world.
In keeping with this, my Breaky Show hosts were this morning interviewing Glen Boss, top jockey and hopeful winning rider of Samantha Miss at this Saturday’s Cox’ Plate. The main topic of conversation was how Glen could possibly lose 5kg (12 pounds) in just over 48 hours, in order to meet his required weight for the race. Regardless of how optimistic you are, I think you’d have to agree that this is a near impossible task. But Glen wasn’t phased. Despite the fact that a fairly large career peak was hanging on his ability to shed those last 12 pounds, he was as calm and collected as anyone. And why shouldn’t he be? It’s not like this is his first challenge in the racing world. This is a man who knows his body. And – from what I heard – knows nutrition for weight loss.
“I’m on a high-protein diet”, he said. “Plenty of water”
When asked if he ate bread –
“Haven’t touched it for months”, he said. “I don’t eat (starchy) carbs at all – not even one grain of rice” (although he did admit to looking forward to some hot chips the day apres race day).
If you’re thinking that this sounds like a recipe for grumpiness and low energy, you’d be wrong.
“I eat really well actually”, said Glen. “Five meals a day, and plenty of greens”
And he certainly sounded energized.
My point? I’m not the only one to have proven to myself that starchy carbs make achieving your BodyIncredible a near impossible task, or that high-protein IS the key, not to mention great for your energy and overall wellbeing. And if one of our top athletes is on the same bandwagon as I am, then I’m sure happy to share that news with you all. And I’m pretty confident that this won’t be the last time I have a protein success story to tell. If you’re wondering why your so-called healthy diet of whole grains and cereals just isn’t quite working, then now might be the time to re-think your approach.
To learn more, check out my New Nutrition article series, in particular Part Four: Carbohydrates: Why You Should DEFINITELY BE Careful About How Much You Indulge.
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