Sports drinks provide carbohydrate during exercise for energy and maintenance of blood sugar levels.
How should an athlete eat differently depending on meal?
Low-fat chocolate milk is a great post- workout beverage, but what if you can’t drink milk because you are lactose intolerant?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Good carbohydrates jumpstart the metabolism & give you energy.
To gain one pound a week, you have to add an extra 3,500 calories to your diet over the course of that week without burning those calories off in exercise.
Eat a high-calorie meal right before going to bed (protein shake, high-calorie protein bar and milk, PBJ sandwich and milk, yogurt and granola, high calorie cereal and milk).
Having trouble keeping weight on or looking to gain muscle mass? To gain one pound a week, you have to add an extra 3,500 calories to your diet over the course of that week.
After one hour of exercise, make sure you are consuming some sports drink for carbohydrate and electrolytes.
Read this week’s article for tips on hydrating.
Watch out for energy drinks! Most energy drinks are full of sugar and caffeine, sometimes more sugar than a bottle of soda.