Hey gymnasts! You ever get the hunger? It comes and goes, but these days it's constant and fierce! How do y'all satiate your appetite?
Exactly. Food = Fuel
Actually, the Japanese diet is mostly starch. Although they're eating more and more meat lately, their diet is mostly rice, rice and rice! They don't even eat too many veggies; only tsukemono. A nasty way to pickle cucumbers, and eggplants, imo! The idea that food has to have color is an appearance thing. They want their cooking to look pretty even though it tastes bland.Whether lots of carbs or lots of fat is bad for you is heavily debated in the nutrition field. Far too much low/no fat out there who eat a gajillion carbs which has shown to be really bad for you, especially if you don't burn them besides other issues like insulin insensitive and yadda, yadda.
I would rather see my gymnasts eating lots of whole foods than anything out of a package. In Japan, there is this idea of eating foods that have color. Those foods without color tend to be useless or a waste. Veggies and fruits have color. Starches tend not to. Meat has color. Ya get the idea.