As I personally have had more coaching, training days, it inspired me to provide 3 nutrition tips to help you have the energy to perform and learn at your best. Check out the full video for some extra tips and ideas!
- Have a meal 1.5-2 hours in advance of coaching with a good balance of carbohydrates, lean proteins, some healthy fat content but not a high fat meal, and veggies to tolerance (I generally suggest saving extra veggies for after coaching days are done to minimize bloating and digest discomfort). If timing isn’t right for a meal, have a balanced snack approximately two hours before dancing
- If you are dancing for longer than 2-2.5 hours, consider having a light snack every 1.5-2.5 hours (whenever you have a second to pause) in order to keep yourself going and not feel as though you are beginning to fade and lose energy/focus.
- Don’t forget to hydrate!! Be sure to drink water throughout the day and, if you are working physically hard for an extended period, try supplementing with one serving of added electrolytes to help your body remain hydrated and functioning optimally.
Be sure to watch the whole video for more examples and details within each of these tips.
I hope you find these helpful and would love to hear your feedback/questions.
-Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN, LD
A Taste of Health, LLC
“The Dancesport Dietitian”