How long before a workout should you eat?
Are you getting enough protein?
How can you stay adequately hydrated during a long run?
You need fuel to perform, but what fuel, how much and when?
It's easy for health-conscious people to become confused about what constitutes an optimal diet. Conflicting messages about nutrition, intermingled with news of this week's “miracle discovery," create more questions than answers.
It's important to rely on credible sources that rely on science and research for nutrition information For example, Dietary Guidelines for Americans are produced by HHS and the US Department of Agriculture every five years, incorporating the latest research to help you make smart choices about food. And the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine issue current energy, nutrient and fluid recommendations for active adults and competitive athletes.
For a more individualized approach, consider working with a nutrition professional. Dietitians can create nutritional guidelines that are customized for your lifestyle, health status and goals.To learn more about nutrition services at MSMI, contact us.