I live in Singapore and food has to be shipped to get here and therefore lots of vegetables and fruit arrive in horrible condition. The restaurants mainly use MSG and therefore I try to avoid eating out. As a last point to note I am a marathoner and need to eat lots of food to sustain all my running workouts.
I have looked through your book but lots if not most of the ingredients are hard to find. Do you have any advice on how to increase food intake when there are few options in Singapore? Specifically before long runs and during races?
Keep in mind Singapore is close to the equator so it is hot and humid and my main concern is hydrating. Any advice you can give would be most helpful.
Have you read "Thrive Diet" by Brendan Brazier? It has lots of info on exercise and the food you need to eat before, during and after. He also has a book specifically for exercise with the things to eat too. Check them out, they are really helpful.
It is hard to find good food all of the time, but I suggest opting for the plain things that you feel safe with: brown rice, barley, quinoa, shiitakes, frozen fruit and veggies can be a good alternative when finding fresh is hard too.
Hope this helps...actually, I am heading your way soon myself...definitely be an interesting experience for me too if fresh is difficult to come by :-)
Glad you found the book. It has several energy balls / bar recipes and I almost always use frozen fruit forms for them and then keep in the freezer...definitely get creating with your own using nuts and dried fruits too.
I'm only heading out for a holiday next month...whats ECP??