Are you making these 4 postseason nutrition mistakes?
- Not adjusting your nutrition intake!
Oftentimes during the postseason, your training volume decreases and you’re performing at a lower workload. If you don’t adjust your nutrition intake to accommodate for this exercise change, this could result in undesired weight gain.
- Continuing to eat sports fueling products!
If you are just exercising with easy aerobic sessions, you do NOT need specialized high glycemic sports fueling products to help fuel these workouts. Instead, you should rely on real food options because your focus is no longer on performance, but rather maintenance. During this time, real food options can help feed and heal the gut microbiome so that you are prepared for gut training when race season comes back around.
Looking for real food options? Here are some of our favorites!
- Ignoring gut issues.
Just because your training volume has decreased in the postseason and you don’t notice any more gut issues, it is still critical to address any previous gut discomfort you did feel during the rougher race season. Even though your gut issues may seem to have “gone away”, they could still be a sign of a deeper, underlying issue that needs to be addressed while your focus is not on performance.
If you would like to read more about your gut and why it’s so important, check out this articles HERE!
- Not adjusting nutrients to assist in rapid injury recovery!
Certain micronutrients play a key role in soft tissue injury recovery and greatly benefit in the speed of recovery. For instance, turmeric is great for wound healing, whereas collagen has proven benefits for tendon and ligament healing.
If you’d like to learn more about nutrition for injury, we offer an entire mini-course called Nutrition for Healing Soft Tissue Injuries where we dive into this very topic!