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Best Nutrition Guideline for Triathlon Preparation

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Besides the grit needed to endure any extreme running, swimming and biking, you should also be disciplined enough to follow nutritional programs.build-your-own-triathlon-four-killer-multisport-workouts_g2

Based on experts’ advice, here are the top nutrition guidelines you should follow as a triathlete:

  • Have a food diary. If you keep a food log, you can keep track of what you are eating. This will help you determine if you are overeating or missing certain nutrition in your diet.
  • Eat carbohydrates. You need carbs to have enough energy needed for those extreme activities. Eat enough carbs to recover every after workout.
  • Fruits and vegetables. Eat enough fruits and vegetables a day to keep your nutrition intake balanced and maintain proper weight.food_epicurious1-1
  • Lose weight properly. Losing enough weight means losing 5 pounds in 5 weeks, not losing 10 pounds in a week or two. You need to eat properly to have enough energy for your activities.
  • Don’t deprive yourself. You can have desserts and give in to sweet temptations as long as they make up only 10 percent of your calories a day.
  • Eat enough. Don’t eat high fat and high fiber food during the diner and breakfast before your race.
  • Eat breakfast appropriately. Eat breakfast two to three hours before you run the race. 2013-05-31-runner

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