Summer vacation is here and that probably means more traveling and days spent out and about. For our family, this also means planning ahead and making sure that we have healthy and nutritious foods available to either grab easily or keep in the car.
Let me ask you a question: When are you most likely to make unhealthy food choices?
A) When you have tasty snacks pre-packed
B) When you are extremely hungry and desperate to eat anything you can get your hands on?
I would assume that most of you probably answered B to this question. Often times, we make those less then ideal food choices because we are desperately hungry. In these moments we are also more likely to overeat.
According to Clark (2014), "snacks prevent not only hunger sensations but also cravings for sweets... eat before you get too hungry. When you are ravenous, you tend to crave sweets (and fat) and overeat."
My goal today is to help equip you with a few on-the-go options so that you can hopefully avoid these types of...
The topic of discussion for today's post is post exercise nutrition/fuel. I have also written a post all on pre-exercise nutrition if you are concerned about what you should be consuming pre-workout.
Are you new to exercising and not quite certain what you should be eating after a workout? Or maybe you are an avid exerciser looking to improve your performance. Today’s post is for both of you!
People talk about the importance of pre-exercise food and nutrient timing post exercise like it is a life or death situation. Does it leave you dazed and confused? Maybe even feeling like you shouldn’t exercise because you don’t know how to maximize your efforts? Do Not Worry! This is simply not the case.
After a workout, your top dietary priority should be to replace fluids lost from sweating so that your body can get back to water balance. You can calculate your sweat rate if you need to but the goal is to drink throughout the activity so you do not lose more then 2% of your body weight.