Saturday, September 25, 2010
Nutrition in the Park!
"Breakfast" does not have to be a fancy, sit-down, throw-down event. It can be as simple as fruit and yogurt, a bowl of cereal, half of a bagel or piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter. These carbohydrates provide that much needed "fuel" for your muscles and your brain.
What is the biggest reason why people skip breakfast? You guessed it...."I just don't have time". I've heard this from athletes time and again. However, during my sports nutrition seminars I perform a little experiment. I ask for a volunteer from the audience and actually time them with a stopwatch to see how long it takes them to make a simple half bagel with PB. It usually takes them only 25 or 30 seconds. I think we can give ourselves at least that much time to fuel our bodies correctly. It will give us that much needed energy boost in the morning so we have a great workout and productive day!