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Post  Bringel on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:22 am

Hey guys,
I just wanted to get a general idea of what sort of foods everyone was eating before a dive....

What to eat, how much, how long before a dive to you eat...etc
I usually don’t eat before I dive as food digesting use oxygen and I also get kramps so I usually just drink some energy drink before I dive would like to know what the rest of you do?!?!
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Re: Food b4 diving

Post  Vaatjie on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:46 am

Hi Bringel

I dont eat it gives me heartburn when I dove.

I know a bud swears by some Powerade.
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Re: Food b4 diving

Post  Bringel on Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:19 am

i drink powerade and its good. gives me energy and i dont feel drained wen im done diving but i have a buddy that drinks a tin of redbull before a dive and he swears that its the best ever but i cant dive after drinking gassy cooldrink i feel puffed up like a balloon then!!
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Post  Vaatjie on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:30 am

Try to stay away from something with a lot of caffien. It chases up your Heart Rate...deacres ebottom time and relaxcation.
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Post  Bringel on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:42 am

that true but you know what is a good thing to eat before a dive is banana as it contains potassuim which helps with cramps!!
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Re: Food b4 diving

Post  Vaatjie on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:26 am

That is true, but I never really suffered from craps. I fyou have enough salt in you diet is wil lhelp as well.

If you do suffer, you get a capsule from the Pharm called Cramp Stop, we used it for adventure racing and mountain biking. Works like a charm.
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The reason why we need to eat beofre and during long diving sessions

Post  Bringel on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:47 pm

Freedivers requires an astounding amount of energy, much of which is allocated for heat production. Freedivers burn more calories per minute than any other activity other than fast axe chopping.

Alot of divers recommend carbohydrates in the morningbefore the dive, try and eat between a thousand and 2 thousand calories and this is in such foods like cereals, breads, pancakes, fruit eaten with syrup as this will sustain you for up to 3 hours.
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