Cal South E-News | October 2012 NUTRITION INFORMATION
|Nutrition Tips: How to Eat Well for Soccer|
|By Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD
I'm in high school and am just beginning a soccer program. I have decent nutritional habits, but what I want to know is now that I'm exercising more, should I change my eating habits? And if I do, what types of foods should I emphasize and what should I eat less of?
Athletic or not, you want to follow the government guidelines (www.MyPlate.gov) for a diet based on:
• whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
By enjoying a variety of foods, you'll consume:
• carbohydrates (fruits, veggies, whole grains) to fuel your muscles.
To organize your sports diet, think of yourself as having four food buckets:
1. Breakfast bucket
You want to evenly-fill each bucket with at least three to four different kinds of foods, such as:
Breakfast: cereal, milk, berries, slivered almonds
Have fun and enjoy your high energy!
Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD
For more information, check out Food Guide for Soccer: Tips and Recipes From the Pros by Gloria Averbuch and Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Available at www.nancyclarkrd.com)
|About the Author:|
Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD is an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author. She is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders. She is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). Check out her website at www.nancyclarkrd.com.