My good friend, Alan Tyson, physical therapist and owner of Architech Sports, posted the following healthy tips for athletes. I believe they make sense for all of us!
Tip #1 Turns out mom was right…EAT BREAKFAST (within one hour of waking up).
Tip #2 EAT OFTEN (about every three hours).
Tip #3 Have a source of PROTEIN at every meal or snack (meat, fish, eggs or egg whites, yogurt, etc.).
Tip #4 Get 20 oz. of PROTEIN after your workout (not the carb-heavy stuff).
Tip #5 Drink H2O! At least 63 oz. (or more) every day.
Tip #6 Eat a combination of healthy CARBS, healthy PROTEIN, and healthy FATS at every meal.
Tip #7 Have FRESH FRUITS and VEGGIES several times a day.
Tip #8 Say NO to FRIED FOODS (and to trips through the fast food lanes).
Tip #9 Make NON-PROCESSED FOODS the main part of your daily intake.
Tip #10 Eat more in the EARLY part of the day and less in the LATER part.
Tip #11 It’s OK to go to bed a little hungry….in fact, try it tonight!
Tip #12 EAT to LIVE (don’t live to eat).
Tip #13 (This one I added). ENJOY your MEALS!!!!!!
*Source: Chip and Michele Sigmon