I was a bit worried about making it through 2 hours of tennis today under a toasty sun, especially since it’s only Day 3 of my Whole30 plan and I’m still figuring out the “right amount” of food for the day – much less for a lengthy workout.
The long/short of it is that I leaned on the following to get me through:
- Roasted sweet potatoes (for dinner last night, for stored energy to burn)
- Coconut water (nothing else in it)
- Watermelon sports drink
- Strawberry and cream cashew cookie bites (a no-no for mere snacking – oh, and the vanilla, containing a trace of alcohol, is verboten too – but a good energy bar replacement for me)
I thought I’d eat like a horse when I got home, but the above really did the job. I ate a regular lunch, nothing fancy.
Throughout the afternoon, I drank another 4-6 oz. of coconut water for added rehydration, and I think that helped a lot too.
Another few days and my body should start making the shift to burning fat rather than carbs. I’m feeling pretty good now, so I’m really anticipating the energy I feel then.