Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to spend quality time with our friends and families, and we tend to make some ‘temporary exceptions’ in our diets. That’s ok! Yet we can still learn how to manage our plates to enjoy these times without getting too much out of track. That’s what this webinar by Amanda Turner is about. Hope you enjoy it!
Amanda Turner is a Sports Dietitian at the Sports Medicine Center at the Children’s Hospital, in Colorado.
During Thanksgiving and Christmas, dinners often result in over-eating, lots of cake, pie, and candy. Amanda amazingly explained a way to balance those delicious meals into a healthy, athletic holiday nutrition.
There are three key points on her presentation:
Nutrition Factors that Impact Performance: Type and amount of Macronutrients (Carbs, Protein, Fat) we eat, Vitamin and Mineral (Micronutrients) intake, Timing of nutrition & Hydration.
Common Holiday Nutrition Changes: More snacks available, Lack of meal structure, Favorite foods more available, Food persuasion, Lower fruit/veggie intake, Poor hydration.
Sample Holiday Performance Plates: Carb, Color & Protein based examples & some tips -get IN your fruits and veggies 3 times per day, stay hydrated, don’t skip meals & do not hesitate to enjoy your favorite foods-.