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Freediving Diet

A fine freediving diet would help you perform well during underwater activities, so would it decrease chances that lower your performance. A general recommend menu will be helpful but may not be efficient to each individual because the body conditions of us are quite different from one and another. To eat properly for yourself is our main goal, however, it will be your own efforts to explore the very “super food” for your freediving activities.

FiDive mixed a general healthy list suggested by nutritionists along with specific food that are particularly mentioned in AIDA & SSI manual materials to create the below freediving diet info-graphic.

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According to Apnea Total, freediving on an empty stomach is definitely also a better choice than freediving on a belly filled with a massive breakfast burrito. Not only does digestion require a lot of energy from your body, which is why no one ever feels fresh or excited to work out after a huge meal. Depending on the climate you’re freediving in, and the strenuosity of your session, a light yet nutritious snack a few hours before you freediving session might be enough for you. This is practiced by quite a lot of freedivers, both recreational and professional.

For example, when freediving in colder water though, or if you are planning to have a strenuous and / or longer freediving session, a nourishing, easily digestible meal beforehand is definitely a good idea. If you are freediving in tropical warm waters and your freediving session is just a couple of hours of easy, recreational freediving, you can also get away without eating anything beforehand. (For the complete content, please visit Apnea Total’s page.)