Surely you need energy as low temperatures increase the demand for it. But this does not translate into consuming as much as possible in breakfast with the idea of getting full of energy. This is unfortunately still the widespread belief today. But it is a false myth. Let's find out how to eat in a day on the snow.
Pre-ski breakfast: what to eat before going down the slope
So how do we take on energy but without excesses and maintain mental lucidity?
- Porridge based on oat flakes with milk (cow's milk, soya, oat) or water with dried fruit and nuts (eg. walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts). The ideal would be to add half a portion of powdered protein from whey or vegetable sources; as an alternative to porridge it is possible to consume cow's white yoghurt or natural soya yoghurt;
- Wholemeal toast with lean sliced meat to which you can add a fresh fruit;
- Eggs beaten with wholemeal bread and/or fresh fruit. If you consume it is advisable to choose only egg white;
- Wholemeal toasted bread with natural jam and smeared cow's milk ricotta cheese.
The advice is to combine breakfast with a hot drink such as tea or coffee both to promote rehydration after the long night interval and to promote body thermoregulation.
Hydration and integration during the morning
Maintaining a wide availability of carbohydrates even at cold temperatures becomes essential, if not vital.