As an athlete you have a slightly different diet than the average person. Since you are moving more, you need enough energy for your activities.
For the average person, the American Dietary Guidelines recommends the following:
• Consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods and beverages within and among the basic food groups and choosing foods that reduce the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol.
• Meet recommended intakes within energy needs by adopting a balanced eating pattern.
As an athlete, you must follow these dietary recommendations not only for your health but also for your athletic performance. Protein is an important part of an athlete’s diet. However, you are not encouraged to eat …