EAT SMART

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

For some, win­ter is a pe­riod of re­duced train­ing and ac­tiv­ity, while, for oth­ers, it is an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy other win­ter sports or con­tinue tri-train­ing in­doors. What­ever your ap­proach, make sure that your in­take re­flects these needs. Cold-weather train­ing can mean an in­crease in caloric ex­pen­di­ture due to heat loss, so an ex­tra snack or warm­ing drink might be needed dur­ing or post-train­ing. But, if win­ter is your “re­cov­ery” time, with lots of ex­tra time spent sit­ting, then it can be dif­fi­cult to avoid overeat­ing with our nat­u­ral ten­dency to be drawn to richer, more caloric-dense foods when cold. To stave off ex­cess in­take (and un­in­ten­tional weight gain), fo­cus on in­clud­ing warm­ing soups, roasted veg­eta­bles, stews and nour­ish­ing warm drinks to sat­isfy com­fort crav­ings.

Pro­fes­sional triath­lete Pip Tay­lor is a reg­is­tered di­eti­cian who splits her time be­tween Aus­tralia and Cal­i­for­nia.

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