TWO TYPES OF FUEL
In your plan, you should consider two types of nutrition, liquid calories, and whole-food calories. Both provide performance benefits and will keep you strong into the later stages of the race, so let's break down each individually.
#1. LIQUID CALORIES
When we say 'liquid calories, ' we're referring to a drink mix powder that supplies calories in carbohydrates. Sally uses BPN G.1.M Sport as her primary fuel source for training and race day to provide sustained energy without unnecessary blood sugar spikes.
Fuel properly for your ultramarathon by finding a supplement that provides a quality source of calories from carbohydrates, along with sodium and other electrolytes, to replenish what is lost from sweat. Consider these three questions when deciding on your primary source of liquid calories:
- Does it use a high-quality source of carbohydrates (not just another cheap form of sugar)?
- Is it formulated with a full-electrolyte profile?
- Can you digest it easily?
Sally thrives on G.1.M Sport thanks to its primary ingredient, Cluster Dextrin®. We consider this a superior carbohydrate source because of its ability to be fast-gastric emptying, which makes it more readily available for your body to use as energy without the all-too-common stomach discomfort and bloating.
G.1.M Sport offers 80 calories with 20 grams of carbohydrates in each scoop, in combination with 350mg of sodium, and a full-electrolyte profile from Pink Himalayan Salt and TRAACS® minerals.
Sally knows that the most accessible and easy-to-digest calories come from liquids. By incorporating a dependable liquid fuel source as part of your nutrition plan, you can be sure that your body will have what it needs to keep going.