Whenever a new athlete starts with us at GameChanger,
one of the areas we always speak about is nutrition.
From the experience of working with 100s of athletes,
we’ve come to the conclusion that most athletes have a
really poor diet and they don’t fuel their body properly.
They want to get results and reach certain goals, but
their nutrition doesn’t match up.
Now, we don’t expect our athletes to eat chicken and broccoli
every meal, but you’re never to young to learn good foundational
Here’s 3 Simple Nutrition Rules for Athletes:
1 – Drink at least 4 water bottles a day.
The average water bottle has 16 oz in it and our goal is for
our athletes to drink at least 64 oz a day. While ideally we
would prefer our athletes to drink half their bodyweight in ounces, we also realize that we have to be practical and start with progress, not perfection.
By getting athletes to simply drink more water, more consistently, they will be more hydrated which will help fuel their performance!
2 – Have protein for breakfast.
Most athletes have a poor breakfast – it usually consists of pop tarts or a bowl of cereal and it usually lacks protein. By starting your day with protein, you’re setting yourself for success. Our favorite sources for protein at breakfast include: protein powder, greek yogurt & eggs.
3 – Eat at least 2 servings of fruit everyday.
Fruits offer a good source of vitamins and minerals and should be a staple part of a healthy diet. Different fruits contain different vitamins & minerals, so it is important to eat a variety.
There you have it – 3 simple nutrition rules for athletes. Follow these rules and see your performance & results skyrocket!