Q: How much water should I drink during the day? Karen D.
A: It is recommended you drink 8, 8ounce glasses of water/fluid a day. With regards to exercise, follow these guidelines for water/fluid consumption:
Q: What foods do you recommend eating before
and/or after an evening workout? Patty M.
A: In addition to eating well-balanced/portioned meals, it is key to begin understanding how your body processes food. Provided you aren't on a *restrictive diet, generally foods lower on the Glycemic Index will contribute to longer, sustained energy for your workouts. Good examples are apples, carrots, nuts, all legumes, etc. Likewise, eating key foods AFTER a workout is just as important. Your body will need the nutrients. Foods to consume post workout include baked potatoes, fruit, raisins, cereal, etc.
Additionally, it is useful to know what your personal caloric intake and output is each day. Knowing these numbers will be key to losing, maintaining or gaining weight.
*A licensed nutritionist/dietician can assist with specific concerns regarding personal nutritional needs.