Written by Hannah Dykstra

As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, food is one of the most important factors when it comes to performance and health. Most athletes believe we eat to prepare for our workouts, games, races or events, which is true to the extent that we need fuel for energy, but when is the appropriate time to fuel to expend that energy? We need to transform the way we think about training and nutrition from preparation to recovery. Think of your body as a car – you fill the gas tank after you have emptied it. So, with that in mind, we need to refuel our body