Making Sure Your Eating Agrees With Your Exercise

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/17/2012 6:18 pm
Before running a half marathon last year, Gouthami Rao consulted a dietitian to create the best diet for her training. 

"Striking a bigger balance between carbs and protein which i think is a huge battle for pretty much everybody when they eat," said Rao.

So why do protein and carbs pack the right punch for a good workout?

"With exercise our bodies are constantly breaking down and need to be repaired and protein helps do that. Carbohydrate is the fuel for our bodies, fuel for our brains. We need to have it to some extent before the workout, sometimes during and after the workout," she added.

If you're exercising first thing in the morning for an hour or less, you can delay breakfast. but if you're working out later in the day, load up on carbs and protein for lunch. 

Eat a combination of protein and carbs within 30 to 40 minutes post work out. But experts say limit protein: 10 to 20 grams, or a palm-sized piece of chicken, is enough. 

And eat fruits and veggies; they help mop up the damage done during exercise. If your workout lasts more than an hour, you may need to refuel with a sports beverage or gel during your workout.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
UPDATE: Name Of Victim In Fatal Lexington Crash Released
The name of the woman killed in a Lexington crash early Saturday morning has been released.
Progress Report: Hemp Is Looking Good
Hemp is now back in the hands of just a few farmers, taking part in a hemp pilot program. A Rockcastle County farmer has dedicated his summer to growing the crop. Video Video
Motorcyclists Injured While Parked On Side Of I-75
A group of riders parked on I-75 under an overpass were hit by a van after it hydroplaned into them Saturday night. Video Video
One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Overnight Crash
The driver of a car was seriously injured and his passenger was killed in an accident early Saturday morning.
UPDATE: Man Hit And Killed By Train Identified
A man hit and killed in Lexington by a train Friday morning has been identified.
Flu RSS Aggregator Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.
Flu RSS Aggregator Widget.
Flash Player 9 is required.

Five Minutes Or Less For Health Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.
Five Minutes Or Less For Health Widget.
Flash Player 9 is required.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.