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July 24, 2011

The Athlete’s Diet to Eating for Energy

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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 an athlete wants! An athlete must concentrate on certain food categories to maintain superior performance levels.

Our food can be divided into three main categories; carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. The trained athlete wants to reduce the carbs, and increase the protein. Carbs are things like pasta, bread, noodles, and so on. Good lean protein for the athlete would be chicken breast, lean beef, “marbled” steak cuts, such as sirloin and porterhouse, cheese, eggs, yogurt, and plenty of whole milk. Avoid the “bad” fat sources such as canola, sunflower, and vegetable oils, and instead add good fat sources such as olive and coconut oil. This is a good energy diet for the athlete.

More info here: The Thrive Diet

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