Many athletes think that they can eat whatever and however much they want because "they are just going to burn it off anyway." This could be the case, as athletes are extrmemly active and burn calories like crazy, BUT will these poor food choices help with their overall performance? Choosing well-balanced meals, snacks, and fluids... before, during, and after athletic events/training sessions can help promote increased energy levels, strength, stamina, and even a higher chance of SUCCESS.
The Plano West Soccer team utilized the guidance from Karin Hosenfeld, a board certified sports dietitian) and incorporated healthier pre-practice snacks and food choices in their daily diets. The team insists that their State Champion win had a lot to do with their nutrition makeover.
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Fuel to WIN