With Summer upon us we find it more important to stay active and watch what we eat. Cramming in a quick run or trip the gym plays off but do you always feel you are prepared for it?

Eating to promote satiety or fullness is our main goal at meals. Breaking away from the traditional idea of 3 square meals a day will better promote efficient metabolism.

Try to shoot for 6 small meals a day leaving a time frame of 2 hours or more before any workout session. This will prevent uncomfortable cramping during your routine. Reach for foods that are more wholesome as these will be digested in the body quicker then say a candy bar. Using a supplement in the form of a beverage is ideal as liquid nutrition is absorbed and digest far quicker then whole foods or solids.

Don’t forget to hydrate! Consuming eight ounces of water at least 20 minutes before any activity will make all the difference.

Make it a point to consume a least 16 ounces of water after any activity. Also try to have a light snack or meal replacement drink within 30 minutes after a work out when your body’s stores are at its lowest. Refueling at the right times will give you the best results.