Diet and Muscle Cramps?
I'm back into my MMA training after about 6 months off because I switched jobs and my schedule didn't allow time for training. IN order to lost weight quickly I spent the last 2 weeks on the South Beach Diet. I'm happy because I've lost over 8lbs. since last Monday. However, I've been having issues with cramping up. I'll be switching to a sports diet as of this coming Monday because I need the carbs for obvious reasons. When training last night my calf cramped up so bad to the point that my foot was pointed straight ahead and I couldn't pull it back. I had to slam it on the mat to get it to release. I'm assuming this has a ton to do with my diet? Does anyone have any advice on what I should do? Would the cramping be from lack of potasium or calcium? I'm not thinking it is from lack of carbs. Now that I was able to quickly drop the excess weight I will be strength training as well as MMA.
Any tips for a good diet? I'm thinking of finding a nutritionist but I'm not sure if I want to go that route this early. I have read several books on sports diets as well.
ps. The only supplement I'm currently taking is a Whey Protein shake once a day.