hannah cornett: nutrition for athletes

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  1. 1. N U T R I T I O N F O R E N D U R A N C E AT H L E T E S C R E A T E D B Y H A N N A H C O R N E T T
  2. 2. When youre training for an event that requires endurance, maintaining a healthy diet is crucial if you want to perform well and keep your body in tact.
  3. 3. Though many athletes opt for protein bars, gels, and various sports drinks, eating balanced meals is essential for staying healthy as an endurance athlete Remember, what you eat makes all the difference when it comes to functioning and performing your best.
  4. 4. Here are a few tips to help make sure your diet is healthy and fulfilling while you are training
  5. 5. Eating gels and protein bars during long exercise events is one thing, but when youre not working out a high-quality diet will help satisfy your appetite and will ensure that you are getting all the nutrients your body needs.
  6. 6. Drinking plenty of water and fluids with electrolytes is extremely important when you are endurance training. Always hydrate - that is the number 1 rule of any fitness regime.
  7. 7. In addition, make sure your meals are well-balanced with fruits, vegetables, lean protein and complex carbohydrates
  8. 8. Avoid junk foods and foods that are high in fat. This includes intaking a large amount of processed energy bars and gels
  9. 9. Limit your intake of alcohol to one drink per day. Sticking to the 3 drinks/week rule is another great way to eliminate alcohol. In addition, keep caffeine to a minimum.
  10. 10. Endurance athletes tend to burn more calories than they ingest, so make sure you are getting an adequate amount of calories each day. This will help with fatigue, a huge factor when it comes to inhibiting your performance.
  11. 11. Make sure you eat 3 hours before a long training session. This teaches your body to use food as fuel, instead of relying on storing fat for energy if you eat too close before a workout.
  12. 12. Finally, make sure you are intaking macronutrients. This includes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which are crucial for several functions in the body.
  13. 13. For more information on how to make sure you are getting the right nutrients as an endurance athlete, Originally from: check out this article published by Ironman.com.