The Training Table
With Certified Athletic Trainer Mike Miller
Proper nutrition through out the season will be instrumental in being a CHAMPION! The diets of a normal person and that of an athlete are two different things. Our bodies get its energy from what we eat. Normally a person may need 2,000 calories a day. In the case of an athlete depending on the sport and its demands he or she may need 3,000 or more a day. The key for the athlete is not just increasing the amount of food he or she eats, but making sure they get the calories from the right types of food. Football is a game played with carbohydrates! We get carbs from foods like: bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruits and vegetables. For these athletes around 2/3 of each meal should be from these types of food. With the rest of the calories coming from: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy foods, nuts, soy products and beans. The athlete will need to eat through out the day. This means eating breakfast, lunch, pre-exercise snack, post exercise snack, and dinner.
Below are some links to explore about proper diets for you to be the CHAMPION that we know you can be