Riding the pave is definitely not the same as riding the wave, but there are plenty of similarities between the two sports.
In case you didn't know, longboarding is quite physically demanding and it activates the same body parts as surfing. In fact, longboarding can be an excellent exercise to prepare you for surfing and help you enhance your wave-riding skills.
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Even though you're cruising the streets and not taming the waves, you are working your body and burning calories. So, if you want to be a serious land surfer, you will need to have a proper diet. Besides, who wouldn't love to have a lean body and be as healthy and energetic as the pro surfers?
So, why do you need to take care of your diet?
Well, the food you eat is supposed to give your body the right nutrients to provide you with energy, help your body grow and develop and regulate body processes. You already know that carbohydrates and fats give us the energy and that proteins are crucial for building muscles. So, if you want to have a surfer bod, you need to find that fine balance between these nutrients.
Do you want to know the secret to a beach-perfect surfer body? Well, the secret is to have a perfect surfer diet plan.
Professional surfers can't have too much body fat, but they can't have too much muscle either. It's all in the balance. Every pound extra could jeopardize their performance on the board and ruin their precision. Hence they have to stick to a surfer diet that’s just right.
Of course, longboarding isn't as demanding as the actual surfing, but we got a serious inspiration for creating our own meal plan by copying the surfer diet. Especially since the diet is based on "everything in moderation" motto and includes some incredibly yummy stuff.
Here are the main nutrients of a surfer diet:
Ready to look like a surfer? Here's your yum surfer’s diet plan:
If you're planning to hit the board in the morning, you should stick to foods low in fiber and fat so that you prevent any possible digestive problems. And, if you're planning to cruise later, you can have a heavier breakfast. Here are some ideas!
And the best part is that you can mix it with any veggies you like.
Surfers base their lunch on lots of protein and lots of vegetables, so make sure to include those in your meal every day.
Don't worry, you can have a lean surfer body and still afford to snack. And I have some great ideas that are healthy but will still satisfy your snack appetite. Just remember not to go overboard whatever you decide to nibble on till dinner.
Your dinner should be somewhat heavy and protein and carbohydrate packed, especially if you've just returned from a longboarding session. You need to recharge your batteries and recover your muscles. Here's what you can try.
Did you know that you can even eat fast food on this diet? Yup, it's allowed. A lot of surfers actually like to indulge themselves every once in a while with a burger or a pizza. It's just important not to over do it.
The point of a surfer diet is not to starve yourself or deprive yourself of anything. Eating everything in moderation, staying hydrated at all times and finding that perfect balance of all the necessary nutrients.
If you stick to this idea you will not only improve your longboarding skills but also become much healthier and happier in your skin.