Youíre an avid tennis player and participate in a league. On the day of your events you may skip a meal because youíre feeling a little nervous only to get hungry soon afterwards. Youíd like to know what foods to eat that will supply you enough energy to last you through the match without upsetting your stomach.
Say youíre participating in a marathon and you do well during the first half, but then struggle to finish the race. Youíre eating and drinking throughout the race yet you get stomach cramps that slow you down. Youíre trying to get nutrition right so itíll work with you and not against you.
The day after a hard training session you feel sluggish and more sore than usual. Your performance suffers because youíre unable to put forth your best effort. You usually keep yourself hydrated during your sessions, but after hard workouts you donít feel like eating much. You want to know what you can do to have more energy and feel better about your performance.
After your resistance training and cardio workout sessions you keep hydrated by drinking from your water bottle when thirsty. Your workouts last more than an hour and you tend to sweat a lot. After you leave the studio you feel physically spent and canít seem to recover before your next workout. You begin to think you need to figure out when, what and how much fluid you should drink to improve your performance.
Youíre trying to lose weight by exercising a lot and eating less. Youíve had success at weight loss, but recently you seem stuck on your weight. Youíre wondering why youíve stopped losing if youíre not really eating that much!
All these scenarios illustrate the importance of proper fuel, hydration, and the time you consume these for optimal physical performance.
Come to this Saturdayís lecture by registered dietitian Monica Gulisano and you will come away with the tools you need to make the most out of your workouts, increase your stamina and endurance.
Monica L. Gulisano, RD, LDN