Archive for Golf Nutrition
As featured on GolfGurls.com
Healthy snacks provide energy and nutrients needed to keep your brain and body fueled for a long day on the links. Snacks are also helpful for preventing post-round overeating. Most golfers have experienced the hazards of 19th hole hunger as we’ve packed our plates with BBQ sauce slathered meats and fried foods, while guzzling glasses of sugary cocktail concoctions. The good news is, you can spare your belly and save your round by learning what snacks to pack.
Choose More Whole Foods
Although many golfers grab quick and convenient snacks for the course, such as a granola bar or chocolate-covered pretzels, those insulin-spiking, processed products can actually leave you hungrier than before. Take the first step to snack with success by choosing more natural, whole foods over man-made, processed, products. For example, opt for an apple and walnuts over a granola bar or pack a banana with dark chocolate and almond butter instead of a Snickers. Also, make it a habit to always read labels and, although it might be obvious, avoid foods containing words you can’t pronounce. Read More→
As featured on GolfWRX.com.
Although eating gets much of the focus in the area of nutrition, what you drink is just as important for lowering your score.
Many golfers chug sports drinks, guzzle sodas or sip on Arnold Palmers throughout their round. The problem is that many of these processed beverages are loaded with refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and other hazardous ingredients that can only be identified with the help of a chemistry book.
Set up for success by selecting better beverages to beat the heat and break the course record. Hydrating properly not only has a positive impact on your game. It can aid weight loss, increase energy, improve digestion and support overall health. Follow through with the healthier options below and you’re guaranteed to gain an advantage over the competition. Read More→
As featured on GolfWRX, enjoy these healthy morning meal ideas to benefit your body and lower your score!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel your body so you can feel and play your absolute best. To prepare for a long day at the golf course, set-up for breakfast success by enjoying more protein-rich foods such as eggs, nitrate-free sausage or wild salmon. Although it might be tempting to grab a donut and coffee on the way to the course, a breakfast lacking in protein sets you up for a rough round. Typical high-carb breakfast foods, such as a pastry, bagel or bowl of cereal, give you a quick shot of sugar temporarily satisfying, but leaves you dragging by the third hole. Read More→
If you’re an avid golfer, you most likely spend a lot of time in the sun. Although prolonged sun exposure can be damaging, there are ways to prevent a sunburn, reduce your risk of aging and absorb vitamin D. Although we refer to the big D as a vitamin, it’s actually a hormone our bodies can make from sunlight. This powerful nutrient is essential for maintaining proper bone health, immunity and nervous system functioning. Read More→
Making healthy food choices at home starts with the choices you make at the supermarket. With over 7,000 food items to choose from, grocery shopping can be quite the challenge. Although it may seem easier to dine out, many restaurants are quite costly. The average price to dine out is $12 per person per meal. In contrast, it costs about $5 per person per meal to dine at home. Eating at home instead of dining out for 1 meal every week, saves you $364 per person per year! In addition, most restaurant food doesn’t compare to the nutritional benefits of having fresh, whole foods from home. The same problem applies to fast food joints, vending machines and street vendors. Although convenient, those foods are usually processed, high in sugar and low in nutrients. By learning several grocery shopping tips, you’ll find it easy to maximize your health and save money.
PROBLEM: CONVENTIONAL SODA
Although water is the optimal beverage of choice as it provides excellent hydration (without adding calories, sugar and artificial ingredients), it’s nice to have different options to quench your thirst. Read More→
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English translation of “Chug Like a Champ” featured in Pop Golf Magazine – Mexico.
Whether you’re trying to beat your pals or competing for a tournament title, hydration is crucial to your success on the course. Golfers playing in a warm climate or those who sweat extensively during their round are at a high risk of dehydration.
Symptoms of dehydration include: hunger/thirst, constipation, dry skin, fatigue, headaches, dizziness or lightheadedness, rapid breathing, fever, back pain, joint pain, high blood pressure, gallstones, and more.
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Whether you’re trying to lose weight with less carbs, build muscle with extra protein or improve your overall health with more nutrients, here are some meaty snack and meal ideas to keep you going strong all day long. These healthy dishes are great for using leftovers, require little to no cooking, and are perfect for packing. With so many creative ideas to choose from, you have plenty of options for enjoying a quick bite at work, healthier lunches in school, or finger-friendly food on the golf course. Read More→