Originally Posted by Fobra
When you are 43, you tend to watch things like this.
Basically my diet is 40% carbs (mostly complex carbs, down from 60%), 30% protein, 30% fat (5% saturated, 5% polyunsaturated, 90% monosaturated). I've eliminated the "whites" from my diet: white (refined) sugar, white flour, "white" shortening. I don't even eat birthday cake anymore.
It was tough eliminating sugars from my diet but I've finally adapted and have a more consistent energy throughout the day. It's very easy to reach for the sugar rush when you train like me (mostly endurance type training: running, biking, swimming, even my weight training is considered "endurance" as opposed to strength) so it was just as much a psychological habit as a training habit.
Even tougher was eliminating my daily beer in favor of a few beers on the weekend. haha.
Interestingly, if I eat something with added sugar now, it's too sweet for me. I find I crave things like grilled veggies now instead of a chocolate eclair.