How frequently players can eat Biryani?

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  1. Del
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    Wasim Akram recently slammed Pakistan team's 'biryani' diet plan, I second him but I have two questions.

    A) Is briyani a "junk food"?
    B) How frequently players can have it?

    Lets be honest, our players are born and raised eating such food, so natural they would love to eat it, but question is how frequently?

    To me, then they're on a break then they can have it or maybe once or twice a month.

    Would like to know thoughts on this...
     
  2. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Biryani is high in carbs & rich in fats. If eaten regularly, it will cause weight gain & make a person feel lethargic/lazy- just like any similar foods. In the subcontinent, they add ghee which increases fat leveld. Once or twice a month is fine.

    Everything in moderation.
     
  3. Del
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    True, so would you call it junk food?
     
  4. s_h_a_f
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    Hmm I don’t think so. For me, burgers,chips, cakes & biscuits are junk food.
     
  5. Del
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    Hmmm... is per tu aik thread banta hai phir...
     
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    Eat whatever you want as long as you train harder and are fit
     
  7. Del
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    Another thought comes in mind, how Mickey allows them to eat briyani? I thought he emphasize a lot on fitness. I assume they occasionally have briyani parties then.
     
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    At the end of the day, it’s down to the players..they are professional sportsmen afterall. They should know better.
     
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    I thought Wasim was referring to FC cricketers being given biryani, not the national team. Could be mistaken though.
     
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    Eating it only during daytime in moderate quantity won't harm much provided you are training well. Better to avoid it though esp if you're a professional athlete.
     
  11. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    These guys eat alot n everything. Seen these zalmi players feasting on meat n pilau in some gathering arranged by Javed Afridi.


    I know Pashtun food is lesser spicy and oily hut still extremely fattening

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    cricfreak Emerging Player

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    i am a normal 28 year old
    i was really into fitness till last year, then obviously got off track.
    from past 2 months i've been on a strict diet, and every friday when my family is having biryani i'm eating grilled chicken and broccoli.
    now just to lose some extra pounds , i have subscribed myself to a monthly diet plan from a restaurant & i'm training 5 times a week at the gym.
    i'm not a professional athlete or sportsman & my physical being doesn't effect my income the way it would for our cricketers.
    if i can do all this why can't they :(o_O
     
  13. Mercenary
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    Mercenary The Lone Wolf

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    Have a read of the interview we did with David Dwyer. He talks about the players diet and fitness...

    https://www.cricistan.com/threads/an-interview-with-david-dwyer.1142/

     

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