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To be your most fit and healthy self, it pays to turn to those who do it for a living. Women athletes who CrossFit crush their workouts by paying close attention to what they use to fuel their bodies. Read on for the three most important things women athletes should eat for better training and health.
Fresh And Whole Foods
No matter what you decide to eat to fuel your workouts, fresh and whole foods are of utmost importance. They should make up all, or at least a big portion, of every one of your meals. Think about it; you’re training your body. Overprocessed foods take longer to digest and include all kinds of unnatural ingredients.
Why not use the most efficient type of fuel for your body? Whether it’s a protein like organic chicken breast, carbs like fresh vegetables, or a starch such as a sweet potato, your body runs better when it’s being fed unprocessed goodies.
A Balance Of Protein, Carbs, And Fat
Now that you know the importance of fresh and unprocessed food, you should focus on maintaining a balance of protein, carbs, and fats.
Yes, fats, are important too, but they should be healthy fats. Candy bars are not healthy fats, obviously, but a small piece of dark chocolate is actually a terrific source of healthy fat. Avocadoes are also loaded with healthy fats and are an excellent source of potassium as well. Olive oil is another good option and is an easy addition to any salad.
Small Snacks With Big Nutrients
Don’t become hangry by not eating enough. Being an athlete means you’re burning more calories and need more regular fuel to keep going.
While training, go with small snacks that are filled with lots of nutrients. Nuts and Greek yogurt are great for a quick dose of carbs and they won’t have you feeling bogged down as you shred through another workout. Now get out there and crush it!