The glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrates according to their ability to increase blood glucose. This concept was initially developed to help people with diabetes stabilize their blood glucose levels. The concept has transferred to sports, raising the question: Does eating slowly released carbs (with a low glycemic response) enhance endurance performance by providing sustained energy? Research shows mixed results regarding whether or not it matters if you eat low or high glycemic foods before you exercise. Yet, many of the studies have used pre-exercise meals that are atypical of what an
Please pass along this information to any bariatric athletes you may know:
As part of my efforts to help bariatric athletes succeed with effective sports nutrition practices, I have created a brief survey for bariatric athletes to take. The survey has to do with usage of medical tents at sports events.
Endurance athletes (with and without bariatric surgery) end up in medical tents for many reasons. The medical personnel commonly have little knowledge about bariatric athletes. Hence, my goal is to gather information about: