Ask an Expert: 5 Easy Eating Tips to Boost Your Walking Routine with Sushma Gumma

Ask an Expert: 5 Easy Eating Tips to Boost Your Walking Routine with Sushma Gumma

Get ready to lace up those walking shoes and hit the pavement with confidence! When it comes to fueling your walks, there's no need to embark on a complex diet overhaul or get bogged down by overwhelming details. Instead, we've got you covered with some straightforward and effective guidelines that will power your stride and optimize your performance. Whether you're a seasoned walker or just starting out, these simple tips will keep you energized and ready to conquer any walk that comes your way.



Choose Real Foods Over Supplements


When it comes to nourishing your body, real foods are the real deal!  There's something magical about locally grown fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. They're jam-packed with vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that keep you going strong. So, load up your plate with colorful and crunchy goodness, and let your taste buds dance with delight. Remember, the best meal is the one you love! So, enjoy every bite.


Vitamin D, aka the "sunshine vitamin," is your buddy for strong bones and a boosted immune system. Get some sunlight on your walks, and your body will soak up this vitamin like a pro!

Now, say hello to Vitamin E - the antioxidant powerhouse! It's here to fight off those pesky free radicals, keeping your cells healthy and happy while you enjoy your walks to the fullest.

So, don't forget to catch some rays and load up on vitamin-rich foods like nuts, seeds, and leafy greens. These vitamins are your secret weapons for a happy, healthy, and energized walking journey. 


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Don't Overthink, Just Enjoy


Walking nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. Let's say it again - for better walking performance, you don't need to follow complex diets. Whether it's high-fat, low-carb, or vice versa, you don't have to go to extremes. No need to say farewell to sugar either! To fuel your walks smartly, all you need is a balanced plate, and our expert nutritionist, Sushma, has just the fool-proof formula for you.


Here's how Sushma breaks it down: “Who knew that a humble orange could do wonders for your muscles? With just 62 calories, oranges are rich in vitamin C, which aids in replacing collagen in muscle fibers broken down during exercise. Grab one 30 minutes before your walk, and you'll be saying hello to muscle strength and flexibility”



Focus on Your Body, Not Calories


At Nutreat, we believe in celebrating the incredible capabilities of your body. Instead of counting calories, concentrate on nourishing your body with nutrient-dense foods. 


Forget calorie counting; what truly matters is where your food comes from and the journey it takes to your plate. Aim for foods grown within a 60km radius, and you'll support local farmers while enjoying fresher and tastier bites!


Here's the deal - let's stop labeling foods as "carbs," "proteins," and whatnot.


Embrace the beauty of whole foods like eating foods like boiled eggs, nuts, seeds, or a plant-based drinks before your walk can help prevent muscle loss and enhance recovery which are obviously protein rich and their unique blend of nutrients so you can keep striding forward with strength and confidence.


Think of each bite as a symphony of flavors and goodness, fueling you up for those awesome walks.


So, keep it local, keep it real, and enjoy the delightful variety nature has to offer. Your body will thank you, and your taste buds will dance with joy!



Pre-Workout Timing: Fueling Your Walk for Success


To make the most of your walking sessions, let's talk pre-workout timing! You have a sweet spot of 3 hours to 30 minutes before your walk to indulge in some delicious fuel. This timing can vary based on what feels comfortable for you. So, take your pick and prepare to stride with confidence!


  • Sushma's Pre-Workout Tips:

When your walk is just around the corner, opt for easily digestible foods. Sushma, our expert nutritionist, suggests going for light and nourishing options that won't weigh you down but will still provide the energy like porridges, smoothies etc that you need for a fantastic walking experience.


Hydration: Quench Your Thirst for Greatness


Before we hit the trail, let's talk hydration! Staying properly hydrated is an absolute game-changer. Remember to sip on water before, during, and after your walk to maintain fluid balance and keep your energy levels up. There's nothing like that refreshed feeling to power you through each step!


With these simple pre-workout timing and hydration tips, you'll be geared up for walking success. Follow Sushma's expert advice, and let's make every walk a joyous and invigorating adventure! Happy walking, everyone!

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