If you’re a competitive swimmer you’ll already know about the significance your diet plays on the performance in the pool. Here are a few healthy meals and snacks for athletes.
If you’re planning to go swimming or training later inside the day try to eat a training-friendly meal two and three hours prior to going. What this means is keeping your carbohydrate and protein levels at the top of roughly a 60:40 ratio and not pigging out on Måltiden måltidskasser. Here are some good examples:
Baked potatoes – fill all of them with beans, sweet corn or chilli, not too much cheese, and be sure you consume the skin, it’s the healthiest bit!.
Pasta meals or bakes – again go light about the cheese, add in plenty of vegetables. Tuna can be another great energy source.
Beans on toast – they may be the signature of the student’s staple diet but low-sugar baked beans are in fact really healthy. Bags of protein in the beans and wholemeal toast has your complex carbohydrates. Of course, if beans aren’t your thing, eggs is going to do the same job.
Chilli con carne – beans, lean mince, and brown rice all should set you up perfectly for exercise in certain hours. Fatty, greasy mince, white rice and salty tortilla chips will not likely.
Unless you’re trying to lose body fat don’t train before eating any breakfast, you’ll be running on empty as well as your performance will be impaired. Follow a small meal or snack between one as well as two hours before you begin your training.
Elite athletes keep their blood glucose levels level as constant as you possibly can by snacking regularly (and healthily) in the daytime. Only do this if you’re training enough to not add body weight through the increased food/calorie intake.
Concentrate on the same snacks you would probably being a pre-training boost – complex carbohydrates, fruits or protein shakes.
If you’re putting in the metres in 44dexipky pool, your whole body will be needing an enhancement once you finish your training.
Always try and refuel within half an hour of finishing and preferably within 15 minutes – your system immediately needs nutrients to fix muscles and replace energy.
Make sure you’re refuelling using the ‘right’ foods though – something lower in fat but loaded with carbohydrates and protein.