Performing your very best requires dedication, sacrifice and hard work. You’ve reached your goal weight, fell in love with activity and developed a healthy relationship with food. Now what?!
Improving your nutrition can take running, lifting, or any activity you do for exercise to the next level. With the right combination of foods, fluids and snacks, you can help your body handle more activity, longer workouts while enhancing your recovery.
Here’s 5 ways you can fuel what’s inside with Profile’s Perform line of performance nutrition products:
1. Fuel to Train
If you’re training for a race or endurance event, your body needs a lot of energy. Eating a variety of healthy foods throughout the day and planning how you eat around your workouts ensures you have the energy you need when your body needs it most.
If you’re an early morning exerciser, wake up a minimum of 30 minutes before your workout. Shake up some Profile Perform Activate pre-workout to jump-start your energy. This will provide your body with the hydration, protein and carbohydrates you’ll need to get through your workout with sustained energy and optimal effort.
2. Finish Strong
You just finished a tough work out: you have a 30-minute recovery window. Use this time to enjoy something with carbs and protein to speed up your recovery and muscle repair.
Profile Perform Restore post-workout recovery drink, features a complex protein blend that is purpose-built to help short-term and long-term muscle recovery. Formulated to restore your body after strenuous activity, Restore includes the right mix of nutrients to reduce muscle fatigue, boost immune function and increase energy storage.
3. Eat Plenty of Healthy Fats
Fats aren’t something to feat! High active people need fat to aid in recovery, protect joints and organs, help regulate body temperature, fuel their body, and absorb essential nutrients. Foods like nuts, seeds, avocado and real butter are high in healthy fat. Try working some of these foods into your daily meals – I promise that you won’t regret it!
4. Don’t Try Anything New on Race Day
If you’re training for a race or endurance event, find what works and what doesn’t for your body during training so you know what you should or should not do during your event. Common things to avoid on event day include skipping breakfast, over-hydrating with sports drinks, not stopping to use the restroom or trying an energy gel for the first time. It’s common sense that if you train how you plan to race, you will race exactly how you trained. Preparation and routine go a long way – establish good habits and be consistent.
5. Drink Responsibly
Whether you’re training or racing, hydration is huge! Pick your fluids according to your body’s needs and do your homework prior to event day to find out what is offered at aide stations. You should plan to drink two to four ounces every 15 to 20 minutes if you’re exerting lots of energy at an event.
Helpful Tip: most aide stations won’t fill water cups all the way up, so spilling while sipping could mean you’re missing out on needed fluids! Make a spout with your cup by pinching the rim and sip from the other side.
If you’re done losing weight and have become very physically active, you should check out Profile Perform—and May is the best month to give it a try! All month long you can pick up Profile Perform at half off* at your local Profile Store.
*At participating locations. Offer valid until 5/31/19.