Right, Karne. Plushenko is constantly on a diet, if he has competitive season. He eats white meats and fish. Before the competition he eats yogurt and apple and banana several days.
This is what Yulia said about the article: (thanks to Autumn_girl on FSU post 307 http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...07#post4124907)
Oh! It's an exaggeration. Journalists misunderstood again... I usually have a proper breakfast and lunch, but yes, powder for dinner... or salad. And of course I don't eat cookies and candies. You can't get such physical activity without eating, it's totally ludicrous. And I eat chocolate ))
Is a powder dinner just like a protein shake or or something to that effect? I do that regularly and my doctor days I'm at the perfect weight for my age and height.
I think when people see a bigger person a lot of times they automatically assume they over eat. Conversely when people see a skinny person they often assume they don't eat enough. I think both are equally destructive ways to generalize people. I think a lot of weight and shape is due to metabolism. Exercise is the key to firing up your internal burners. We can't discard the hard work these atheletes put in. I'd rather be slightly underweight and on a strict diet than slightly overweight eating more excessively. The later really drains my energy and makes me feel less capable on and off of the ice.
There's also something often referred to as 'the anorexic high'. There's a doctor in Hong Kong who specialized in eating disorders, and out of a desire to understand his patients, he tried starving himself. At first, he found it very difficult, constantly felt hungry, low energy, cranky etc. Then after 2 or 3 months, something changed, and he felt more energy, didn't feel hungry, and started to have thoughts wondering why other people were so weak that they found dieting hard. My sense is that those most susceptible to eating disorders probably have their bodies kick into this mode sooner than the average person. Also, it may require extreme deprivation, rather than just restriction.
I don't know if it's really involved to the thread, but anyone can tell me why Yuna suddenly lose weight uncontrolled like this? She has lost her appetite recently and just keep losing weight, she didn't like that before.
Quote from her recent interview. Thanks to JT Brooks @ Golden YunaWe met Yuna at her office in Seoul, and even from the first glance she looked very thin. Leading up to Sochi, she continued to say that constant loss of weight has been a worry for her.
“At Vancouver, I had to plan my diet and such to control weight. But for Sochi, I just kept losing weight. I didn’t even have too much appetite, so eating itself was really done mandatorily. I always thought “I have to eat this to train.” Even one incomplete meal led straight to weight loss. Just to keep stamina up I had to eat out of duty, and it even became stressful once in a while.”
It would not at all surprise me if that was from stress - the pressure she was under from her federation, being ordered to skate against her will...