Taking on board the right fuel will help power your engine and boost your chances of finishing a round with a flourish.
Omelettes, porridge, muesli, granola, bread with spreads and fruit and berries don’t sit too heavy, stop hunger and give slow release of energy.
During a round
Employ a simple strategy.
Drinks – it’s vital to stay hydrated. Did you know you should replace 150% of the fluids lost to stay hydrated? Sip water on every hole. Keep the water bottle visible in a pouch on your bag to encourage regular sips. Think about a drink featuring one-third pineapple juice, two-thirds water and a pinch of salt to replace vital electrolytes.
Food – a four-point plan
- 4th hole – muesli bar/banana bread for vital carbs and energy release
- 8th hole – a chicken wrap is perfect for protein to help muscle regeneration
- 12th hole – nuts/seeds for vital protein and healthy fats
- 16th hole – banana for that final energy boost
Here the idea is to re-hydrate, repair and replenish. Try a protein smoothie infused with milk or Greek yogurt and berries.
Of course, the occasional bacon butty might be good too!