A balanced diet should be the basis of any athlete's daily intake, but when does protein loading take place? And what about those carbohydrates? There are now diets for all kind of circumstances and also sports so where does it all start and stop.
So for Sports Nutrition Diet, here are 5 Top Tips for all athletes to follow:
Garbage in Garbage out this rule still applies - even once you start training or increase your training load you body will be more forgiving its important to focus getting good food.
The right food at the right time, your body metabolism works like a clock, you train and your body goes into overdrive, so feed it. Now that you have tip one under control, then eat while your body needs it. There is a however or a big BUT will this one if you train late at night don't let your body do all it work while your asleep. What do I mean by this, don't eat a full dinner at 10 or 11 o'clock at night just because you've finished a round of additional training. Your body still needs to break this stuff down so help it.
Know what your eating, less processing the better, more fibre, more natural and roughage the more nutrition's your body absorbs and the better effect it will have on your long team fitness.
Drink water when you can and then drink some more, this is the cheapest and best way to keep your body tuned and as per item one this also needs to read "don't drink sports drinks when your not doing or recovering from sport along with all those valuable electrolytes there are basically full of sugars.
Supplements, these are best thought about in two categories
General health supplements, such as multivitamins; and
Sport Specific related supplements such as protein or creatine and different amino acids.
To complement a Sports Nutrition Diet it is recommended that Athletes take multi vitamins to supplement any training schedule to ensure all the daily needs are covered across the weekly diet.
Sports specific supplements are also useful but need to be used with a full and balanced diet, creatine for helping athlete's train harder, or protein powders when athletes are looking to gain muscle.
For more information on sport nutrition go to www.mysportsnutrition.org
Brad is an Internet Marketer and Sports Enthusiast.