Recently noted that the main role of nutrition
for the athlete to have consistent intensive training. Athletes
daily physical activity of a prolonged intense nature such as long
distance running and swimming need to maintain adequate
energy balance to sustain workout intensity.
There are several major goals of the pre competition meal that may be
achieved through proper diet and composition. You should allow for the
stomach to be relatively empty at the start of competition this helps
to prevent any gastronomical distress and help avoid sensations of
hunger lightheadedness and to provide adequate fuel supplies primarily
carbohydrates in the blood and muscles.
Adequate fluid intake should be assured prior to any event
particularly if the event will be the long duration or conducted
under hot environmental conditions. For events in the morning eat
meals similar to breakfast choose one bowl of oatmeal two pieces of
toast and jelly.
For more events in the late afternoon a snack again with a substantial
breakfast and lunch for late competitions. Bangles with jelly which
are easily digestible. Liquid meals have some advantages over solid
competition nutrition with little meals that are well balanced and
nutritional value of a high carbohydrate content.
Sports bars are very good and some are designed to serve as a meal
replacement. Sports bars do not possess any magical qualities to
enhance physical performance but they possess some advantages similar
to liquid meals. They do not contain all the helpful nutrients like
natural foods and thus should not be used on a long-term basis to
replace the healthy diet.
The diet that is optimal for health is the optimal diet of sports
performance. This is the key principles that applies to physically
active males and females of all ages. Athletes should eat sandwiches
grilled chicken breast sandwiches on whole grain buns are good for the
athletes health and performance.
The prudent athletic diet such as lean roast
beef sandwiches on whole grain buns a single hamburger on a whole
grain bun or with baked potatoes, pasta dishes spaghetti and macaroni
all provide carbohydrates and energy for the athlete.
Vitamins and other enhancements related to
nutrients such as ginseng are good to take , amino acids and another
protein related substances and liquid a meal products are available
commercially in various flavors. The energy content is usually about
250 calories in most liquid meals and are high in carbohydrates and
moderate protein and low in fat.