Two simple things to maintain your energy level

Good Monday morning my fellow golf nut!

Sadly, my buddy TJ and I did not take home the plaid jacket at his member-guest over the weekend.
When he was on, I was off. When I was on, he was off.

But, boy did we have fun!

We were out of the running going into Sunday, so we got after it a bit on Saturday night, which left me with a case of the munchies during our round.

And I get the question, quite a bit: “What do you eat before and on the course?”

So, I usually don’t eat on the course. Depending on when we’re playing, I like to eat a high-protein breakfast or lunch.

Now, on those days when I do need to eat something on the course, I look for a protein bar, a bag of nuts or an apple.

You definitely want to avoid any of the “nappy time” foods that are high in carbs and sugars. Those foods typically spike your blood sugar level, which leads to a period of rapid decline, aka “sugar crash.” That quick drop makes you feel sluggish and tired.

Most processed foods are high in sugars, so most things you could store in a bunker for 10 years to prepare for the zombies are not going to be items you want to put in your body on the course.

Maintaining your energy levels is pretty simple: stay hydrated and eat whole foods.

Alright, I played hooky from the gym last Thursday and Friday, so today I’ve got a full schedule of golfers who are ready to up their game and fitness.

Have a great day!

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro

PS – If you’d like to dive deeper into your nutrition, we have a great guide in the 18STRONG Membership you can follow.

We take you step-by-step through a series of small changes that, over time, add up to a new relationship with food. Remember, we like to keep things simple ‘round these parts.