The 2015 world champions follow a diet low in sugar, less rich in carbohydrate, fatter, like a growing number of sports. A diet that is close to the Atkins Diet or Paleo.
Behind the impressive victory of New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup, there is of course the talent and training, but also the diet. According to Nic Gill, one of those responsible for the physical preparation, players follow a diet low in sugar, with less carbs, more fat, not far from Atkins-type diets or paleo.
This scheme is very close to the regime “pasta” classic followed by the team of France rugby.
Nic Gill since 2007 ensures the physical condition of the national rugby team of New Zealand. He is also professor and sports science researcher at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT, New Zealand) and as very involved in optimizing the environment of sports, whether of strength training or power.
“There are two and a half years, says Nic Gill, I began to experience the Warrior Ori regime Hormekler The concept appealed to me. Eat just about everything I wanted, but in a limited food window at the end of the day. This diet is based on the paleo diet and anthropological considerations.
“I also noticed that I often eat not by hunger but out of habit. I think it is very important to understand this – the habits, not hunger decide our food intake.
“After a while I discovered that the more I ate foie evening least I was hungry the next day that I controlled cravings and generally I felt better. The Warrior poor release carbohydrate diet, high in fat (PGRG) with intermittent fasting. This really is the best diet for me. The advantages of the metabolic flexibility are enormous. I do not have to eat because I’m hungry. I can choose to eat when I want, not when I have to.
“So I eat a lot of fat, little carbohydrate almost all the time, except in triathlons when I swallow some carbohydrates. I eat whole healthy foods. The only thing j”évite is milk. I do not digest it, so I replaced it with the cream. ”
Experience and Nic Gill research has influenced the diet of the All Blacks, which is less rich in carbohydrates, in contrast to the classic rich diet for athletes potatoes, pasta, rice.
“The film ‘That Film Sugar has had a great influence on the All Blacks, says Nic Gill. Most guys now understand the need to eliminate sugar. We have come a long way. I would say that the team is now immersed in a poor environment in sugar and it’s a big change. Now there nuts after training, not sugary foods. I would not say that the team has gone completely to a high fat diet, but it has good fats handy when needed. The team consume 6 to 7 coconut oil cans per week. We take with us peanut butter and butter in travel and players add them to smoothies or other occasions. “