Sunday, July 5, 2009
Food for Fuel
Tara Parker-Pope talked to Leslie Bonci, the director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a certified specialist in sports dietetics, about eating for exercise in a recent post. According to Bonci, the most common mistakes are not eating anything or eating too much too close to a workout. Her advice is to drink 20 ounces of water and eat something the size of a fist (think granola bar or a snack containing carbs in the range of 150-200 calories) about an hour before you exercise. Bonci also addresses the fact that when you are actively exercising, you really do need to refuel more often. I'm sure this is common sense to some regular exercisers out there but I needed a refresher and thought I'd pass it on. Read more here.