When I was in college we did a research on this old wives tale and found it was based on making the kids wait while the adults rested after a meal. (IE picnic-clean up and visit) However, you will feel more bloated after a huge meal, as you do on land, sluggish is sluggish wet or dry. Don't swim a 5000 after Thanksgiving meal and expect speed.
Being a swim teacher at a swim school, our summer days are VERY long days. . . in very warm water, and our sugar level drops quickly. So we have for the staff, fresh fruit ready for a recharge!
watermelon, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, orange slices.
However, melons and apples tend to be too bulky and don't sit well. Apple is one we especially recommend parents to hold off until AFTER a swim, Apples take a long while to digest....
And of all things, I must pay a great homage to the peanut butter sandwich. We have found this is an idea energy burst and we love them cold!!!
Prior to swimming, on the way to the pool eat a banana!
178 to 138 in first gear. I must swim my way to Fiji-Fitness with just months to do it!!!
| current weight: 172.0