Nutrition during Triathlon training: Mira’s tips

We’re meeting Mira today at bar specialized in healthy breakfast to speak about nutrition.

At home I have tea and oatmeal for breakfast. When I go to a cafe, I try to have something healthy.

My breakfast is relatively simple – black tea and oatmeal. In the cafe, I choose from the daily menu so that it is healthy and light.

Mira doesn’t follow a rigid nutrition scheme, but here are some general guidelines based on his lifestyle and training needs.

Let’s look his tips together.

 

General Guidelines for nutrition during training

  • Always have breakfast before your morning workout and something to eat after it, too
  • Have a hearty snack on training days
  • Preferably have a high-protein lunch
  • Aim for a carbohydrate-rich dinner with pasta or rice and a side dish of fresh raw vegetables. Alternately a dish of pasta with a sauce made of fresh vegetables
  • Limit the consumption of ham and cheese
  • Avoid eating sweets at dinner
  • Cook fish, meat and vegetables by grilling, baking, boiling, or steaming
  • Consume about 70% of your calories in the first part of the day.
  • Drink an herbal tea in the evening, for example turmeric-ginger herbal tea with a little bit of honey
  • Eat fruit during the day and try to avoid eating it in the evening
  • Drink 1.5 – 2lt of water throughout the day. In addition to this, drink water during meals and training
  • Do not skip meals