The challenges of eating with Jussi Piha, who plays for the Finnish floorball national team, began in his teens. He thought you had to be in good shape to succeed.
Representing Tampere Classic, playing for the Finnish floorball team Jussi Pihan the challenges with eating began in adolescence. Although the teenage yard was actively moving, eating habits were irregular and weight began to accumulate.
As the appearance changed, the Yard began to compare itself to others. At the same time, he got to hear nasty comments about his weight on the playing field and in the stands.
Young Yard wanted to succeed in sports. Slim athletes were visible all around, and he thought you had to be in the darkest condition to succeed. The coach also gave instructions for weight loss. While the intent was good, for the Yard, dietary advice alone was not enough.
I just tried to get myself quickly into the same mold as the others, but my eating was not on a sustainable basis.
– I would also have needed spiritual support and an understanding of the whole, Piha says.
The solution for the teenage yard was to try different diets. The weight dropped momentarily, but after the diets, the Yard returned to old habits – and was ill.
– I was just trying to get myself quickly into the same mold as the others, but my eating was not on a sustainable footing.
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Athletes prone to eating disorders
Yard believes that athletes are to some extent more susceptible to disturbed eating.
They are willing to do a lot in front of the performance and when you compare yourself to others, you easily start to think that an athlete should be a certain kind.
I understand that I experienced poor self-esteem as a sportsman, which led me to control food intake.
The challenges of eating were ultimately involved in the life of the Yard to some extent throughout adolescence. The young athlete found himself deficient and made up for his malaise by controlling his eating.
However, the super-diets didn’t make you feel good, and little by little, the Yard began to realize that it wasn’t just about eating.
– As an adult, I have dealt with eating problems as mental coach, with a nutrition specialist in this field, as close pelikavereidenkin. I understand that I experienced poor self-esteem as a sportsman, which led me to control food intake.
Today, the Yard understands that an athlete needs a lot of nutrition, and does not blame himself, even if not every meal is perfect. Yet there are still moments when the Yard compares itself to others, and old thought patterns raise their heads. However, he will no longer be a prisoner of them.
– In the past, I thought, for example, the game situation, that because I am more rounded than the other, I’m worse than, say, and that is why I lost the duel. Today, I don’t blame myself for similar situations.
The relationship to food easily turns into the wrong grooves if a model is given that a particular food is evil and forbidden.
The yard knows that disturbed eating is not always easy to talk about, and eating problems are still talked about more among women. Yet the father of three hopes that nutrition will be communicated to young people holistically and that foods will not be divided into right and wrong.
– The relationship with food easily turns into the wrong grooves if a model is given that a particular food is evil and forbidden.
The yard also hopes young people will understand that diet is an individual matter. What works for a guy or a fake influencer may not work for you.
And on the ground shouting, he thinks he should stop.
– A certain kind of verbalism is present in competitive sports, but going to personalities is not acceptable. We adult athletes have a big responsibility to create a sports culture that also affects young people.
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