Ready, Set, Eat: Fuel Up for Fitness with Performance Enhancing Food

Nutrition Tips and Recipes for Everyday Athletes to Boost Energy and Stay Fit

 Cincinnati Reds Team Dietitian Michele Macedonio

Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes - for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too. Many pros, however, have training staff and personal chefs on hand to give advice and devise a nutrition plan. How to figure it out on your own?

 Feed the furnace: Your body needs consistent fuel to function¸ Make friends with fat: Fat is an important energy source for athletes but it’s important to choose healthy fats.

 Don’t ignore complex carbs: Many think carbs equals fat, but athletes especially need healthy carbohydrates which helps energize active muscles. Hear which carbs athletes should stick too.

 Avoid portion distortion: How much you eat is as important as what you consume.¸ Rehydrate right: After exercise, the goal is to replace the fluids lost in sweat and normal body functions.

good luck!