So we’re about to hit 15.1 tomorrow so lets talk nutrition strategy!
Today/Tonight: Make sure you’re getting enough food throughout the day but there is no need to carb load. Just be aware that you’re eating enough protein, carbs and fat as well as drinking enough water throughout the day. Ideally a 2:1 ration of protein and carbs (ex. 15 grams of beef: 30 grams of sweet potato).
Tomorrow Morning (2-3 Hours Pre-WOD): This is the time to get your solid meal in. Once again, make sure it is balanced (protein, carbs and fats) because your body will need all to perform. (ex. Eggs, bacon, and sweet potato)….any reason to eat bacon is a good one.
Pre WOD (30-45 Min Pre-workout): This should be one last little bit of fuel that your body will need. Something small and light to just give you enough energy. If your body is using all of its energy digesting, you will have none left for the WOD. I recommend a a hard boiled egg, small protein shake with coconut milk, perfect bar OR a small cup of bulletproof (butter) coffee with some protein mixed in. Once again, keep this one small and balanced.
Post WOD: Time to RECOVER. Immediately (15-30 minutes post WOD) you are going to want to get some protein and carbs into your system! Try to hit that 2:1 ratio. This could be a protein shake with some carbs or lean protein and starches (ex. Protein shake and some fruit or tuna/chicken with sweet potato/rice). Try to avoid anything heavy in fat during this time period because it will slow the absorption of the other nutrients. Plan ahead and come prepared!
Eat well, get a good night of sleep, and get pumped to get after it tomorrow!!