If you’re a competitive swimmer you’ll already know about the value your diet plays in your performance in the pool. Here are some healthy meals and snacks for athletes.
If you’re likely to go swimming or training later from the day try eating an exercise-friendly meal two and three hours prior to going. This simply means keeping your carbohydrate and protein levels at the top of roughly a 60:40 ratio rather than pigging out on Måltiden måltidskasser. Here are several good examples:
Baked potatoes – fill these with beans, sweet corn or chilli, not very much cheese, and make sure you take in the skin, it’s the healthiest bit!.
Pasta meals or bakes – again go light around the cheese, throw in lots of vegetables. Tuna can be another great energy source.
Beans on toast – they can be the signature of a student’s staple diet but low-sugar baked beans are in fact really healthy. Bags of protein inside the beans and wholemeal toast has your complex carbohydrates. And when beans aren’t your personal style, eggs will do an identical job.
Chilli con carne – beans, lean mince, and brown rice all should set you up perfectly for exercise in some hours. Fatty, greasy mince, white rice and salty tortilla chips is not going to.
Unless you’re looking to lose extra fat don’t train on an empty stomach, you’ll be running on empty along with your performance will be impaired. Have a small meal or snack between one as well as 2 hours prior to starting your training.
Elite athletes keep their blood glucose levels level as constant as possible by snacking regularly (and healthily) in the daytime. Only accomplish this if you’re training enough to never add bodyweight from your increased food/calorie intake.
Focus on the same snacks you might being a pre-training boost – complex carbohydrates, fruits or protein shakes.
If you’re setting up the metres in 44dexipky pool, your system will be needing a boost once you finish your training.
Always try to refuel within half an hour of finishing and preferably within 15 minutes – your body immediately needs nutrients to mend muscles and replace energy.
Ensure you’re refuelling using the ‘right’ foods though – something less fat but loaded with carbohydrates and protein.