I climb outside every weekend, and I am finally getting ahold of what foods and eatin schedule are optimal for performance on the rock.
I have found that keeping it simple is the best way to go.
On this most recent climbing daytrip, I ate 1 grapefruit and 2 oranges for breakfast. Then I brought 4 bananas for the day --- but ended up giving one away (non-raw fooders need more fruit that I do, you know? SHARE THE LOVE!)
I have found that when I don't eat a lot when I climb, I feel the best. This may be because I am not weighed down by food and I am able to squeeze my abs more when I don't eat a lot.
after I work and climb a hard problem, I will eat a banana while I'm resting and about to move to another area. Then I wait a little bit before I climb. I only really need to eat 2-3 bananas throughout the climbing part of the day. (then after climbing I can eat a huge dinner full of fruit and leafy greens)
CONCLUSION: keep it real on climbing trips when it comes to eating. Bananas provide the easiest and most delicious energy and calories. 2-3 will get me through the day.
rawwwwwww fooooooooooooooood duuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. people keep telling me i'm too skinny. BUT IM NOT! Too skinny is where you see someone's bones. I'm just athletic and slightly thin. I bet i could even lose another pound or two (not gonna try, but you know what i mean!?) Oh and people keep saying my cheeks are gaunt. Is that a bad thing? At first I thought it was a compliment but then my parents told me that it is a bad thing to have gaunt cheeks. HMRPH.