As an athlete, you know how important it is for you to take good care of your body. Not only do you have to make sure that you stay healthy and strong so that you can compete, but you also want to make sure that you are getting all of the nutrients that you need. Since you have to pay a little bit more attention to what you consume than many other people do, you might have a difficult time coming up with the perfect diet. However, it isn’t as hard as (more…)
May 15, 2013
March 24, 2013
Good nutrition is important for everyone, but eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is particularly important for athletes. These diet tips will help you improve your performance and keep you fueled during even the most grueling workouts.
Watch Your Carbs
Eat the right carbs at regular intervals to keep your fuel up during high intensity training. Two to three days before a big event, boost your carb intake to up to 70 percent of your total calories.
Get Enough Calories
Athletes need more calories than people who do not work out. Depending on your activity (more…)
June 26, 2012
Athletes can burn up a lot of calories in a short period of time, and they need to consume a diet high in calories for optimum performance. Calories are a unit of energy. The more calories an athlete takes in, the more energy they have. Conversely, the more active an athlete is, the more calories they need to consume.
An athleteâ€™s need to eat a diet with the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, while still maintaining a high calorie intake. Some foods have more calories than others, and athletes need to pay attention to what (more…)
December 11, 2011
For most athletes who are concerned about performance levels, they are aware that there must be a balance of eating, training, and rest that makes them the super performer that they strive to be. There is a real sure way to be all you can be in the field of competition, and the suggestions are really simple.
The most important aspect of staying at a peak performance level is rest. Rest is important because most tissue and cell renewal takes place in the body while it is sleeping. In order (more…)
December 10, 2011
Athletes need to include a variety of foods in their diet when it comes to training and especially when preparing for an event. Maintaining a healthy diet for athletes is about boosting performance. To do that athletes need to keep the body fueled with vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat. If the athlete is training for an event, the foods eaten during the previous weeks are going to supply the energy required. Healthy nutritional diets for athletes is not about cramming at the last minute.I was looking for more information and found it here. The body demands the right amount of (more…)
December 9, 2011
Diet plays a very important role for all people but it plays an even higher role for athletes. Athletes demand more from their body than most people so they need the necessary carbs and protein to give them the required energy to do the activities their sport requires. To get the best performance athletes need to consume enough nutrition. A high number of calories and protein can make the difference between a good athlete playing horribly and a not so good athlete (more…)
November 8, 2011
If you’re training for a marathon you’ve likely made some changes in your lifestyle. Cut back on the Direct Tv , stuck to a rigorous running schedule and most importantly, improved your diet. But the real question is, are you eating the right foods? It’s simple, but these should be the mainstays of your training diet
Whole Grains: Carbs are good! They help you gain energy as your body breaks them down and when you eat whole grains your body works (more…)
July 24, 2011
Nutrition plays a key role n any athlete’s diet. Athletes have to stay in top performance to excel in their particular sport. The types and quantity of food we put in our mouths can dramatically alter or affect or endurance, strength, and stamina levels. For comparison, look at the average sedentary person who does no exercise at all, and eats a lot of junk or processed food. Those cup cakes, potato chips, pizza, ice cream, and soda pop all lead to obesity! And obese IS NOT what (more…)
July 20, 2011
An athlete always wants to be at peak performance levels. The types of food eaten will affect their performance levels. How many fat, overweight athletes, are there? Most athletes will increase their protein levels, while cutting down the carbohydrate amounts they eat. A high protein diet will burn off a body fat as well. A good addition to the athlete nutrition program is a good quality protein powder shake mix. To maintain current body weight, try to take one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. If your goal is to (more…)
July 16, 2011
Athletic diets are not too different from any other diet that involves eating for health, eating to slim down, or eating to gain muscle. It is actually quite simple; stay away from the bad junk foods and eat a balanced diet of healthy foods. However, while for some diets the occasional splurge of junk food can be deemed acceptable, athletes need to truly avoid them altogether, as the wrong foods can often slow or even hinder the (more…)