The key to nutrition on your trek is to maintain a constant flow of energy throughout your challenge. The information given in the introduction to this section gives you an excellent idea of how to look after yourself in the build up to your challenge as you train. However, on the challenge itself, you are at the mercy of the cooks as to what food you will receive. Have no fear! They will provide you with everything you need to maintain your energy levels throughout the day.
The most important aspect of any trek is cleanliness. Keep your hands scrupulously clean. By avoiding bugs and germs, you’ll be able to keep your food down, which has to be the best nutritional tip of all!
Five top nutrition tips:
1. Little and often
Eat constantly. When you stop for a break, have a Kit Kat. The aim is to avoid an “energy low” by keeping the flow of energy at a constant level.
2. Clear and Copious
Make sure you are well hydrated by checking the color of your urine. It should be clear and there should be lots of it! If this is not the case you may be dehydrated. A “platypus” is a great method of being able to drink whenever you want without having to stop – just ask at your local specialist trekking shop.
3. Energy boost
27 August 2012