Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pre-exercise Nutrition

Nutrition Trainer Tip:
Consume 2 calories of carbohydrates per pound of body weight within 5-60 minutes before exercising. 

Morning exercisers have a low blood sugar limiting him/her in length and sometimes intensity of workouts. A snack or healthy breakfast can boost the blood sugar offering fuel for the workout. 

Tolerances of amount and type of snack varies among athletes. Experimenting with pre-exercise snacks is important to find the best fuel for your workout. 

Some suggested pre-exercising fuel by registered dietitian Nancy Clark are as follows:

1. Oatmeal
2. Bagel and 8oz. Of orange juice
3. Trail mix made with dry fruit and cereal
4. Energy bar and 16oz sports drink
(Four separate snacks or meals- not to be considered to consume all snacks in one meal)

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