Rule #2. –getting the bulk of your carbohydrates immediately following training.
First, a carbohydrate is any food source that provides energy in the form of C6H12O6 —sugar (in it’s various forms).
So, your typical “carbs” like pasta, bread, junk food, candy, etc. are carbohydrates.
But, so are fruits, vegetables, &, beans! Both are great! Again, stick to high quality food sources over packaged & high processed.
So, you worked out, or played a game, now what should you eat?
In general, your overall diet matters the most.
But, you can take advantage of the window post-workout to re-supply your muscles & brain with the energy (sugars) it requires for your next practice, game or workout.
Did you know that as a skip you require a similar amount of “sugar” post game as your sweepers?
You might not be fatiguing your body, but the primary fuel source for the brain is sugar!
Some great options post-physical activity include:
- fruit & granola,
- veggies & hummus,
- PB & J sandwich,
- chocolate milk,
- smoothie, (see @mkdietitian recent post),
You’ll notice that I like to couple a protein & fat with my carbohydrates. This helps to slow down digestion —allowing slower absorption of carbs into muscles & blood stream, as well as keeping me satisfied (feeling fuller) longer.