Remember that your choices of foods and exercise routines must be safe for your transplanted organ. Be careful with using over the counter supplements. These should be taken under the advice and supervision of your medical team. The timing of these meals and snacks surrounding your exercise is important. Meals
(breakfast, lunch, and dinner) should be consumed 2-3 hours before exercise and snacks or pre work out meals should be consumed not less than 30 minutes before exercise. As a rule, all meals and snacks should contain some carbohydrate and some protein and can include a small amount of fat. The correct meals and snacks will improve your stamina and prevent hypoglycemia and prevent you from feeling sluggish, lightheaded and fatigued during and post-exercise.
Multiple factors affect will affect your foods choices including the duration and intensity of your workouts, the weather, how much you sweat and your individual needs. Work with your Dietitian to customize your menu to suit your needs and your exercise schedule.