Club Golfer CD

Diet

How do I Eat and Drink my way to better Golf?

Good nutrition is now recognised as an important part of the preparation for anyone serious about golf, and golfers can gain benefits from the science of sports nutrition to improve their performance. You can't expect to get the best out of your body if you do not provide the nutrients it needs. A good diet will not make an average golfer into a great golfer, but it can help you maximise the skills you have.

The basis of a healthy diet for a golfer (and any sportsperson) is one that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Whether you are a professional, amateur or social golfer, what you eat will affect the way you play.

What are carbohydrates and how can they improve your game?
  • Do you start to feel tired towards the end of a round?
  • oes your concentration start to lapse?
  • Does your ability to read the greens deteriorate as you approach the 16th hole and beyond?
  • Does your entire game start to go off as you get more fatigued?

It is no wonder that you start to feel fatigued during a tournament because playing 18 holes of golf expends the same amount of energy as someone who goes for an 8 to 10km jog; it just takes longer!

Your diet (and fitness level) can help you maintain your concentration and give you the energy you need to play your best.

Carbohydrates (sugar and starches) are those foods that are broken down in the body to form glucose in the blood. Glucose is transported via the blood where it is used as the preferred source of energy for your exercising muscles. When there are no other stores of glucose left, your muscles start to fatigue. Even worse, your brain cells will only use glucose as their energy source so as your blood sugar levels drop, so do your mental facilities. Increasing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet will give you sustained energy throughout the day.

Followed by...
  • Do you follow the basic principles of a good diet?
  • Do you have a plan for eating and drinking during competition?
  • How much fluid do you need?
  • How much should you drink?
  • What should you drink?
  • What should you eat before, during and after a competition?
  • Before competition
  • During competition
  • After competition, health snacks
  • Are you a healthy weight for your height?
  • Why don’t diets work?
  • How do you lose weight and keep it off?
  • Diet control principles for weight control
  • Eating disorders

For further enquiries email golfphysio@golfmed.net


Introduction | The Golf Fitness System Level 1
The Golf Fitness System Level 2
| Training for Golf | The Body and Golf
"Get Fit for Golf" books - Part 1 and Part 2
| Club Golfer CD

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