MAUI, Hawaii - We've been chatting with SIC Maui athlete Kody Kerbox about all aspects of his fitness regimen. He recently discussed the different parts of his paddle plan and cross training, and now he's sharing details about his diet along with a few of his favorite recipes. Find out how Kody fuels his body below.
Protein Heavy with Greens/Grains.
As far as food goes, I have been trying to keep it pretty simple lately. My diet looks pretty similar on a day-to-day basis. I have tried many different diets in an attempt to find what works best for me. Diets are a tough one because everybody has different activity levels, body fat, metabolisms and goals. I got really into the high-fat low-carb diet last season, and was loving the way I felt, but the way my lifestyle is I am always going and I like to push hard whether I’m surfing, paddling, biking or hanging out with friends. This means I am burning a lot of calories and I ended up bonking out in a few events because of lack of fuel and I ended up losing a lot of weight (which I didn’t want to do). So now I just try to keep a balanced diet and try to make sure I am getting plenty of protein, carbs and fats. I try to get my vitamins through fruits and vegetables as I do not take supplements anymore.
Recipe #1 - Smoothie
Depending on what my day looks like, I either have eggs or a smoothie for breakfast, usually after a surf or paddle.
- almond milk
- protein powder
- 1/2 an avocado
- almond butter
- frozen blueberries
- 2 bananas
Blend ingredients to preferred consistency. Top with granola, enjoy taste, and paddle hard to earn the calories.
Recipe #2 - Egg Dish
If I have a smoothie for breakfast, then my lunch usually ends up being eggs, toast, avocado, greens, butter and maybe some feta cheese. Of course everything I eat is drenched in olive oil, salt and pepper.
- feta cheese
- olive oil
Directions: Cook eggs over medium and season with salt and pepper. Then combine greens, avocado, feta cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper for side salad. Plate together with buttered toast.
Recipe #3 - Rice and Protein Dish
Dinners at my house usually look the same, but with a different protein. I rotate between, fish, chicken and steak with rice and a salad. Once again, gotta have lots of healthy fats (avocado, butter, and olive oil) with salt and pepper to taste.
- feta cheese
- fish, chicken or steak
Directions: Cook desired amount of fish, chicken, or steak. Cook rice and top with butter, salt, and pepper. Combine greens, avocado, tomato, feta cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper for side salad. Plate all three together.