It’s August and that means that summer is wrapping up. Where I live, that means we are only about 3 months away (I am envious of you who live in a place where ski season starts earlier than that!). Wherever you are, now is the time to really focus on getting in shape. Are you eating the right things to help you get in the best shape for skiing this winter?
If you want to be ready for the slopes, you need to start conditioning exercise now. But if you don’t follow up that exercise with a recovery snack, you won’t be making the most of your workout. A good recovery snack after exercise has some carbs and some protein in order to help build muscle. One of the best recovery snacks is just 8oz. of lowfat chocolate milk. 4-6oz. of Greek yogurt with some fruit is also a good choice.
Take a look at your overall diet. How often are you eating take out or restaurant food? Keep this to a minimum. Whenever you eat this kind of food, it has far more fat, sugar, salt and calories than something you prepare at home and is usually far more processed. Set a goal of only eating out once or twice per week.
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast helps to set the tone for the rest of the day. Try this recipe for quick and easy Refrigerator Oatmeal.
Check back for more tips for eating to get in shape for ski season. And if you want all the tips for how to make the most of your time on the slopes, Eat Smart Ski More: Tips From The Lift is now available!