Top 4 Nutrition resolutions For Youth Athletes

1. I will eat breakfast daily

Unfortunately, too many teenagers will skip breakfast if given half a chance. You can’t think without fuel, nor can you perform anywhere near your best, and you risk injury because of this.

So, fuel up with some low – glycaemic index carbs, and some protein.

2. I will replace the energy drinks with a good sleep

Energy drinks are loaded with caffeine and sugar, which youngsters get far too much of, anyway. ‘Early to bed, early to rise’, is the adage to live by. You should be relaxing quietly for the last couple of hours before bedtime, not socializing, phoning, texting, or whatever.

3. I will replace soft drinks with water

Teens drink too much sugar! Not good for the metabolism, teeth, or tissue repair. If you want to make optimal progress in your sport, throw them out, and drink water, which is crucial for cellular metabolism.

4. I will include some protein with each meal and snack

Most people just take a large dose of protein in one sitting, but your body requires a steady input for optimal recovery and muscle repair. try smaller meals, taken 5 – 6 times a day, with at least 10 grams of protein, and high quality carbs.

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