Pre-hike, aim to consume 300-500 calories from a mix of high carbs, some protein and low fat and fiber. Try to eat 1 hour before your hike so your body can properly digest the nutrients and get you energized!
For hydration, your body needs to be fully hydrated 2 hours before your hike. Make sure to pre-hydrate with 500-900mL of water before your pre-hike meal. This gives the best combination of fluids and electrolytes.
To avoid a mid-hike energy crash, eat a snack with complex carbs and some protein every 1-2 hours. Our Naak ULTRA Energy Bars are formulated with a 4:1 carbs:protein ratio and made with complex sugars with a low glycemic index; the perfect combination to provide your body with a steady, long-lasting energy supply.
Target both fluid and electrolyte replenishment by consuming a hydration mix or a salty snack with plain water. To avoid dehydration, drink 0.5-1.0 L of water per hour.
Within 30-45 minutes post-hike, have a Naak ULTRA Recovery drink mix to refuel your glycogen stores and recover your muscle tissues. Our plant-based or cricket-based recovery drink mix contains all the essential amino acids your body cannot produce AND 4g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to maximize your muscle recovery.
For rehydration, drink 500-600mL of water every hour post-hike to reach euhydration. Ensuring your body is properly rehydrated will set you up right for your next adventure!