Breakfast, Anyone?

scrambled-eggs-and-rye-toastWhen your playing golf, you always have a strategy or you should.  Judging the wind, reading greens, choosing clubs, etc. When was the last time you had a strategy for your eating habits on golf days? Here is an exercise – use the “notes” app on your smartphone and type all the things you ate the last time you played golf. Chances are there was a lot of sugar and grease and a long period of time during the round with minimal food.

To make you feel better on the course, which helps your score, your eating habits need to line up properly. One of the most important things you can do is fuel your body for the round. Too often people make a stop at the local drive thru to get their morning nutrition. That won’t do you any favors during the round.

So, Let’s start the day off right!

Begin the day by trying to eat a full breakfast about 2 hours before your round. So if it’s a 10am tee time, you need to be eating around 8am. This meal needs to be healthy and should contain some protein and fiber.

– A few eggs and whole-wheat toast should do the trick nicely.

– Add a banana or orange to boost your energy, also.

The protein and fiber will keep you full longer.  Drinking coffee is not recommended and you should drink a tall glass of water with the meal. However, if you cannot live without your coffee, make it a small with minimal additions of sweeteners.

Finally, you are going to want to eat again shortly before your tee time to keep you full through the first part of the round. An apple is a great choice here.

Starting the day off right can be the difference between staying energized and active on the course or being sluggish through the round. Make the smart choice early on and you will reap the benefits throughout the entire day.