Poker players, this Monday is all about consuming the right diet. But before we begin, let me introduce you to our Mindful Mondays series. If you have always wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle and did not know where to begin, we are here to help you out. Gutshot got in touch with a professional bodybuilder and certified fitness trainer, Rahul Tarfe to share his experience and suggest tips for poker players. Watch out this space every Monday to read more in-depth stories about fitness, exercises, diet and more.
Why did we choose Rahul Tarfe to get valuable insights?
Rahul Tarfe is a professional bodybuilder and influencer based in Mumbai and is also a certified personal fitness trainer from American College of Sports and Medicine (ASCM). His Instagram account has more than 14K followers wherein he updates his followers about fitness, diet and tips for a healthier lifestyle.
You will have to maintain a physique depending on what your gameplay demands. For poker players, you need to be focused at all times. Hence a good diet is essential as players usually sit for hours altogether. Hence, you must:
Now, let us take a look at what your diet should essentially consist of. But, before we begin with that, Tarfe says, “The golden rule is to set a target on how much weight you wish to increase or decrease.”
You must consume a high carb, high protein diet and have a substantial amount of good fats as a part of your diet.
But players, other than this you can also use gainers. Supplements that are available in nutrient stores could be used to fulfill the gaps that our daily food cannot provide.
You must first begin by reducing the intake of carbohydrates and fats. Consume vitamin C enriched foods, salads, etc.
With respect to supplements, you could consume ISO BUILD from the brand Empowered Supps. Iso Build has no carbohydrates, fats, or sugar. It is made up of isolate protein, so one scoop of protein powder is almost equal to 10 white eggs. Supplements come to the rescue when you lead a very busy life. If you want to save time and are stuck with work, supplements are the best solution.
Drinks consisting of caffeine must be taken within a limit. If you tend to consume more caffeine, then remember that it affects your mind. For example, if you have a shot of caffeine right now, you will feel energetic for an hour or so, but you need to understand that after one hour, you will get double the amount of sleep. Caffeine content must be consumed in a moderate manner.
Though poker is played in clubs and casinos where alcohol is available for consumption, you should avoid alcohol before or during the game. You can consume alcohol after the game, but that too in a limit. If possible, cutting down on alcohol entirely is also a very good practice as it has a long-term effect on our bodies.
Players, these are just a few tips. To know more about diets, wait for the next Mindful Monday’s article.
About the interviewee: Rahul Tarfe started working out at the age of 15. This 28-years-old fitness freak has won a Gold medal in Junior Mr. Mumbai 2014, Bronze in Sr. Mumbai 2020, and several other local and district level competitions. He has collaborated with several brands such as Kong Fitness, Big Flex, Empowered Subs, etc., and represented them as their official athlete. You can check out his website and Instagram profile here!
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