If you’re training a few times a week in preparation for Tough Mudder (or even just thinking about it) you’re going to be using a lot of energy. To ensure you’re always raring to go and not left feeling hungry, slow digesting and therefore slow energy releasing food is a great place to start.
Best Slow Energy Releasing Foods
We’ve asked PhD Nutrition, our official finisher bar partner which foods are best for releasing energy slowly, keeping you and your training on track.
1. Protein, Protein and more Protein
There’s a reason why those big buff gym guys are always mainlining protein. Proteins leave you feeling fuller for longer because their complex structures take longer to digest. On a big training day (or Tough Mudder event day) try porridge with a nut butter for a big protein hit that will keep your energy levels riding high.
Whether you’re out on course or training don’t forget to grab a Mississippi Mudder Pie Smart Bar, with a super-soft protein centre giving you a healthy and filling boost when you most need it.
2. Carbs and grains too
Carbohydrates are key to keeping us going and giving us energy, so if you’re working out a lot they become even more vital. Try to stick to wholegrains and complex carbohydrates, these will keep you going longer than more processed food – think barley, oats, brown rice and wholemeal bread.
3. Beans are brilliant
Beans are a great source of nutrition whether you’re training or not as they contain complex carbohydrates, proteins and fibre. The best thing about beans? There’s plenty to choose from, try out black beans, lentils, pinto beans and green beans.
Now you’ve got your training foods sorted why not put them to the test on a Tough Mudder event?