EATING ON THE ROAD
Whether you are traveling to an away game, on holiday or a weekend break away, careful planning of your nutrition to meet your needs during this time is key.
- Organise: Know details about the journey – length, travel, time arrangements. This will help you to organise your nutrition in terms of quantity and types of foods to pack.
- Prepare: If food isn't supplied then you need to take an adequate supply with you. This will involve knowing approximately what quantity of carbohydrates and protein you need and when you need them, as well as your hydration.
Snacks: Pack an adequate supply of food to snack on for example:
Sandwich/wrap/roll with meat or fish and salad, Tupperware of previous day dinner, Nuts and seeds, Cereal bars/nutrigrain, Flavoured milk, Biltong, Fruits, Yoghurt (add nuts and honey). For travel to games these should be easily digestible foods you like and know and that can be consumed easily.
- Hydrate: Remember to keep well hydrated during travel. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and sip throughout the journey. (see hydration page).