RE: Snack tips for someone who's very active??
Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10:57 AM
Good Morning! This is my very first Kickstart. I'm excited but also very apprehensive. I dance for a living which involves taking 8 classes a week, teaching an additional 3, and rehearsals almost daily. Throughout the day I'm usually ravenous and most times I need to eat before and after every class/rehearsal. I'm afraid that I'll get sluggish, or burnt out on this 21-day meal plan (which only shows 3 meals and 1 snack!). I plan on supplementing this plan with some information I found in another post (http://www.lanimuelrath.com/workoutroutinesforwomen/mcdougall-maximum-weight-loss-plan/
), which includes eating more starch and so forth. But if anyone has any more suggestions about specific
snacks or mini-meals I could add to keep my energy up, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to January!!
I'm a dancer at heart and actually dancing are my roots and I'm immediately enchanted with your post!
You didn't say whether weight was an issue for you, but as you didn't mention it, I'm guessing not. The sluggishness, if not from overexercise, is due to not enough sustaining fuel, which you note is difficult for you to keep up with.
You may do well with slipping in more calorie dense foods. This way you can get more calories in less quantity which may well meet your schedule needs. On the calorie density scale, this would mean more whole grains, breads, some nuts and seeds, avocado, and more calorie dense fruits. You are the kind of person for which handfuls of trail mix are probably designed! For cubicle-sitters, as mentioned above, these are too calorie dense.
Be sure that breakfast is ramped up for a solid start to the day, too!
What kind of dance do you teach?
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