What To Eat Before You Hit The Slopes

One common question people ask is what and how much to eat before you hit the slopes.

If you are staying at a hotel someones the buffet can be all too tempting and over-eating becomes an issue and you can feel discomfort on the slopes. But others are also concerned that not fueling before will leave them feeling weak, lethargic, and hungry while your skiing.

When you begin skiing, you should feel neither starved nor stuffed.

You don’t want to eat immediately before skiing because it could lead to cramping or annoying side stitches. But skiing on an empty stomach may cause you to run out of energy and leave you feeling very fatigued.

What’s for breakfast?

Choose something high in carbohydrates and lower in fat, fiber, and protein. Some examples of good pre-workout fuel include a bagel/toast with peanut butter (or if you have time eggs), oatmeal with berries & a banana or granola with yogurt and fruit.

What NOT to have for breakfast?

Stay away from rich, very fatty, or high-fiber foods, as they may cause gastrointestinal distress. For example, pancakes, french toast or hash browns.

If you eat a very big meal or over do it at the buffet, you should wait at least two hours before skiing. This is especially true if you eat foods that take a long time to digest, such as greasy, fatty, or fried foods. (In general, it’s best to avoid those kinds of foods before running.)