5 Nutrition Tips for Golfers

Yes, believe it or not, there are nutrition tips that golfers should follow, especially if the weather is hot and humid.

1. Golfers who ride generally burn 5 calories per minute, whereas those who walk burn approximately 7.6 calories per minute.  Thus, it is important to eat a balanced meal including protein preferably 1-2 hours before starting out. If you are unable to have a full meal due to starting time, have a protein bar or some Greek Yogurt with fruit.

2. Stay hydrated-especially in hot weather.  Believe it or not, you can start to become dehydrated even before your sense of thirst kicks in.  This is why it is important to sip water or a sports drink every 15 minutes, especially when humid.

3. Pack protein bars and healthy snacks such as trail mix in case a round goes particularly long or if there is a delayed start.

4. Limit alcohol intake as these beverages can lead to dehydration.

5. Avoid the hot dog cart…..unless you are totally starving and have no other choice, but, if you follow #3 above you won’t be tempted.

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6 responses to “5 Nutrition Tips for Golfers

  1. Not all protein bars are the same, right? Some masquerade as protein and are really candy substitutes. Any suggestions, DJ?

    • Well, I’m a fan of the Kashi energy bars because they are a good source of protein and fiber, but don’t have high fructose cornsyrup. They are free of additives and preservatives also. They’re a solid choice.

      • Thanks for that quick response, DJ. I’ll tell all my friends, although I’ll have a hard time convincing one playing partner about rule #4…

  2. Yeah-that’s a tough one. Can’t teach an old dog……

  3. Hey, DJ, thank you for the like and for following us at attentiontoeating! I think the “watermelon and pistachio” combo might be a great one for your golfers~all that potassium and sodium and fresh juicy liquid!! Also, I love your tag line “General Nutrition Information for those without Diet Restrictions.” I’m never working with people WITHOUT diet restrictions and it’s a good reminder that there are a lot of us out there! Thanks – love the post!

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