Eating Habits: Before Working Out Eat Like An Athlete

A new Ipsos Reid/Dietitians of Canada survey reveals that although 68% of Canadians say they have changed their eating habits in the last year to improve their fitness level, 85% of Canadians admit their eating habits could use “some improvement”.

Thida Ith, registered dietitian and national spokesperson for Nutrition Month says, “The results of the new Ipsos Reid survey show that Canadians are getting the message that healthy eating and physical activity go hand-in-hand. Still, there is much work to be done.”

Dietitians will tell you changing your eating habits to improve fitness is easy with these top three tips:

1. Forget muscle-building or weight-loss supplements; fuel your active lifestyle with real food from Canada’s Food Guide. Before exercise, fuel your body with a small meal that is mostly carbohydrate with some protein and a little fat. A good example is a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread with a banana and a glass of water.

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