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    Snowboarding at high altitude....so hungry!

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    I know this forum is more directed at you elite athletes but i Need your advice! I've been snowboarding daily for atleast 3 hours at around 8000ft.
    I'm 22yo, female so my calorie intake doesn't need to be super high like guys... I just come home real hungry and don't know what to eat. Any tips on snacks? I usually have nuts or fruit but it's just not satisfying! Help!

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    Try hard boiled eggs... chances are you just need a few more calories. 8000' is high enough that you burn a few more but not high enough to necessitate adjusting macronutrient ratios (above 12,000' or so, eating more carbs and less fat is vital for physical performance).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_89 View Post
    I know this forum is more directed at you elite athletes but i Need your advice! I've been snowboarding daily for atleast 3 hours at around 8000ft.
    I'm 22yo, female so my calorie intake doesn't need to be super high like guys... I just come home real hungry and don't know what to eat. Any tips on snacks? I usually have nuts or fruit but it's just not satisfying! Help!
    Eat a lot more the night before, particularly fat and protein... then hit the slopes the following day fasted.
    Steve Phinney – Low carb benefits elite athletes | Me and My Diabetes
    Vonn has also sought the advice of a nutritionist, hoping for an energy boost to get her through the nearly 40 races of the World Cup season.

    “I always ate healthy, but it wasn’t scientific,” she said. “Now it’s a high-protein diet and no carbohydrates. I have more consistent energy and I don’t get tired after a meal. It does take a very detailed meal plan.”
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    Any tips on snacks?
    Yeah, don't.
    Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just Fat - GNOLLS.ORG

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