Part of being a great skater is eating right. It’s important to get the right balance of protein and carbohydrates to build muscle and give you energy to skate. Rainbo Sports has created a Food as Fuel Board on Pinterest with some great ideas for healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Rainbo Sports also has some great skating blog articles. Healthy Eating is Essential for Figure Skaters gives some “dos and don’ts” for fueling your body for skating. Figure Skaters and Eating Disorders helps create awareness in parents and skaters of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, which some professional skaters have admitted to suffering from. Often, a small comment from a well-meaning coach or parent can start the spiral into these disorders.
Skaters, what is your favorite way to fuel your body for skating?