Diabetic sports nutrition

By Patty0057 Latest Reply 2012-08-25 18:39:06 -0500
Started 2012-08-24 17:56:15 -0500

I have T2 & take no meds. I exercise aerobically at least every other day. Do I need any sports nutrients for muscle repair? Diabetic sports nutrition is a weak area for me. I don't want to lose or damage muscle. I walk, walk/jog, do Zumba & Leslie Sansone DVD's. I do at least 30 minute sessions & sometimes longer. Any suggestions or insights?

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MAYS 2012-08-25 18:39:06 -0500 Report

Muscle damage can, and will happen regardlesss of the sport or physical activity, the objective is to repair the damage muscle tissue and promote healing from within by providing the body with the necessary nutrients.

It is a known fact that during the night while you are asleep unless you provide your body with a slow digesting source of protein to feed on, ypor body attacks your muscles and feeds off of itself!

This process is known as Catabolism (Protein Catabolism).
It was once thought to only affect body builders, yet it actually affects everyone to some extent, by consuming a 8 - 16 oz. cup of some sort of protein drink before bed, (or even a cup of low fat yogurt will also do) this process will be slowed down as the digestion of the proteins will take some time and the body will feed off of it, nourish and repair itself at the same time!



(Why do I remember all of this from my physically, active days of my youth?)

Remember that your muscles are composed of proteins and to repair them you must replenish the proteins and amino acids daily!


Patty0057 2012-08-25 17:26:33 -0500 Report

Thanks for replying. I'm just making sure I have all my bases covered. I did look at some supplements & they're very high carb & sugar.

Nick1962 2012-08-25 10:53:53 -0500 Report

I'm pretty anti-supplement, but if you've found a deficiency through your routine bloodwork, by all means use them. Most are way too high in sugar for diabetics though. If you're eating right, you shouldn't need them, and if you're exercising correctly, you won't be damaging or losing muscle. Just my 2 cents, I know others will have a different opinion.

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