If you race go karts competitively during weekends, a common issue is getting the right nutrition. Most race tracks don't offer a menu that adequately satisfies the recommended dietary intake. Common foods at the tracks include French fries, burgers, nachos and fried foods. These items are anything but healthy. As a result, those drivers who are more health-conscious may have a difficult time finding a proper nutritional meal.
The perfect solution to this dilemma is bringing your own meals. However, this requires sound planning on your behalf. If you want to perform to the best of your ability, you're going to need a strong, hearty meal. This way, your body gets the protein and carbohydrates that it needs so you can race at your best. Here are a few tips that will allow you to eat nutritional meals prior to competing.
It's important to pack nonperishable food items. If you have a cooler readily available, you can store fruits and vegetables without having them spoil. Nutritional food items include bagels, sandwiches, bananas, juice, apples, oranges, yogurt and cheese. Of course, you will need to pack plenty of water so that you stay adequately hydrated.
On the day of the race, you should eat at least one hour before the start time. This way, your body has enough time to break down the food. The food should be high in carbohydrates, low in fat and moderate in protein. Avoid eating foods high in sugar as this could affect your glucose levels and ultimately affect how you perform. Following these guidelines will help you be at your best when get behind the race wheel.