Nutrition 101

It is very important not to overlook the role nutrition plays in acquiring maximum physical development. What you eat on a daily basis helps determine your body fat levels as well as how much energy you have for intense, rigorous workouts, practices and games. Whether you are trying to gain muscle, reduce body fat, or maintain your current stature - it is very important you follow these basic dietary recommendations:

1) A balanced diet consists of roughly 55-60% carbs, 15-20% fat and 20-25% protein.

2) Eat a variety of healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.)

3) Limit your intake of fat, sugar, and sodium.

4) Drink plenty of water!

5) Eat 3 standard meals plus 3 snacks (mid morning, post workout, before bed)

Quality Food Choices

Protein: fish, chicken, tuna, lean red meat, turkey, low fat dairy products
Carbs: oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, beans, fruits, veggies
Fat: fish, nuts, peanut butter

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