You have finally registered your child for swim lessons and you find out that your child performs or acts differently on various weeks. Did you know that the food they eat before the lessons may be affecting their performance?
The following tips show what they should eat, and also foods to avoid before coming to swimming lessons:
First, the foods they should definitely avoid eating before swimming lessons are:
Sugar-based everything: heavy dairy snacks based treats and as well as fast food options
Naturally, you can think that a fruit roll-up or some gas station candy bar can be the simplest possible choice on your way to your children’s swim lesson, you need to know that although these sugary treats generate a burst of energy, it also causes a crash.
Therefore, you need to review the nutrition contents in bars and as well as snacks prior to your swim lesson to make sure that you are not unintentionally sending your child to a lesson while he is on a sugar crash.
What about heavy dairy snacks?
In fact, you may think that milkshakes, cottage cheese, macaroni and cheese, and other heavy dairy snacks are actually harmless. Nevertheless, when your child eats them close to their lesson time, the dairy is going to sit heavy in their stomach and become difficult to digest. Accordingly, s/he might feel very full, nauseous, and also reluctant to move much. Therefore, lighter snacks (like a cheese stick) may be a better choice.
Definitely no to fast food
In general, the most obvious choices to avoid becomes yet easiest. In fact, fried and highly processed, fast food choices are harmful and unhealthy, but we often see them coming through our doors. This is because of how easy a drive-thru may seem in the car on the way to a swim lesson. You need to resist the urge for a “quick stop” and pack healthy snacks the night before instead.
Here are some food options to inspire your children to consume prior to their lesson. Aim for fruits and vegetables: they are easy to snack on and actually require little effort to digest too. Try some dry crackers and snacks: These kind of snacks are simple to put in a ziplock back and also causes no sugary rush.
Consume nuts and small prepackaged cheese sticks/bite
Here are some better ideas you may consider:
Aquastream instructors are always striving to make your children water safe. In addition, we also do believe that everyone will continue to swim on a club team and do so for years to come. In fact, all teams in Canada will want their athletes to bring a water bottle for practicing. Therefore, why shouldn’t your child get used to that idea from an early age? Hence, inspire your child to carry a water bottle with him and hydrate throughout their swimming lesson.
Get a healthy post-lesson snack! In fact, growing bodies see the most muscle strengthening gains from nutrition when it is taken in during the 45 minutes after the physical workout.
Accordingly, you can have a healthy snack of fruits, veggies, and as well as some protein after your swimming lesson to emphasize the value of great nutrition paired with fun time in the pool.