My diet has changed a lot since spending a couple of years out injured. A lot of the things I eat and drink now I would've thought were disgusting/crazy/fattening.
I've slowly dealt with my lipophobia and low carb diet brainwashing and introduced a lot more fat into my diet. I'll share a few things on here as I've been asked a lot about nutrition.
So I'll start with how I start my day:
I try to start every day (especially training or game days) with a mug full of bone broth. It’s a good way to get in some vitamins and minerals and some good quality gelatin. We make it 5 litres at a time in the slow cooker. I got used to it while injured and now a morning doesn't feel the same without it.
2x chicken carcass or leftover bones from a couple of roast chicken dinners or a bunch of wings (you can freeze leftovers until you have enough to make a batch of broth)
2 sticks of celery, chopped in quarters
2 carrots, quartered
2 onions, quartered
a couple of sprigs of parsley
a slug of apple cider vinegar
Whack everything in the slow cooker and fill to 1cm above the rim. Cook on low for 16-24 hours. Strain, discarding the vegetables and chicken (if there is meat I left on the bones I usually save this and have it with some mayonnaise and spinach) and freeze the broth in portions until you need it.
Heat and enjoy!
There's so much info online on what you should/shouldn't eat and drink, so I am not going to try and argue the science behind what I do, but rather just share what has worked for me and what I enjoy as part of my daily routine.