Things to Eat and Things to Avoid for an Aspiring Athlete

Things to Eat and Things to Avoid for an Aspiring Athlete

Becoming an athlete is not an easy job. If you are lazy and not particular about your diet, becoming an athlete will remain a distant dream for you. Here are certain things that you will need to either consume or stay away from.

Fats are very important. Some people think that for men athletes fats are not required at all. However, this is not the case. If you are aspiring to become an athlete then you will need some amount of fat in your body. Although fat is not the primary source of energy for an athlete but it is still quite important. If you are training excessively and working out a lot then you will not be able to draw all the energy only from the carbohydrates. There are certain types of fats that will be needed for your body. One of such fats includes Omega 3 fat. However, do not take too much of saturate fats.

You will also need to increase the intake of the proteins. Proteins not only help to build the weight of your body they also give strength to it. This is the reason why for the athletes their calorie intake should constitute at least 10 to 15 percent of lean proteins. You can consult your diet counselor for more details. Also, remember that too much of protein can cause dehydration.

Eating fruits is also important as they are the source of minerals which is essential for the people training to be athletes. However, make sure that you stay away from sugar as much as you can.

 

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