WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE AND AFTER THE WORKOUT?
The most important part of any workout regimen, fitness endeavor, or overall health is NUTRITION! It is true: we are what we eat! All the blood sweat and tears you may shed over the next few weeks will do you no good if you are not fueling your body properly. We recommend that you stay hydrated all day and then eat a healthy snack about 1-2 hours before the camp starts. If you are eating within an hour before, make it a smaller snack and keep it low-sugar, low-fiber and low-fat. Don’t show up to camp if the last thing you ate was at lunch 6 hours before – or you won’t have energy! Pack some almonds or leave them in your car. We like Larabars, Think Thin bars and fruit! After the workout, try to eat dinner within an hour so that your muscles will recover faster (include at least 10g of protein from lean meat, tofu, tempeh, beans, lentils, eggs or fish). If you know you won’t be able to eat dinner until 1-2 hours later…eat some nuts or a bar on your way home. However, just because you are burning extra calories, doesn’t mean you can eat more! Be mindful of what you are eating and how much.