When you feel hungry, thirsty or tired, you’re not going to play your best golf.

We all know how tempting it can be to reach for a chocolate bar and a can of fizzy pop, but the intense sugar rush from these products gives you a huge spike in energy, and a short while later you come crashing down.

A better approach to maintaining steady energy levels is to consume products containing slow-release carbohydrates.

Chocolate bar consumptionThese break down the sugars more slowly, so won’t give you an energy high, but won’t leave you with a low either. Slow-release protein also feeds your muscles gradually, providing you with sustainable energy so you can play without your stomach rumbling.

I’m a self-confessed chocoholic but with an average 58g chocolate bar containing around 10g of fat and around 35g of sugar, it might taste great for a moment, but it doesn’t leave me feeling good afterwards!

Consuming slow-release carbs, slow-release protein, less sugar, less saturated fats and keeping yourself well hydrated will help you play better.

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