3 Nutrition Tips for Performance Athletes

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From the Institute’s Director of Performance, Corey Townsend

Tip 1 - Proper Food Timing

Believe it or not, the best way to keep an athlete's appetite in control while providing important nutrients to muscles is to eat smaller meals based on training times. Try to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at about the same time each day, with post-training nutrition as appropriate. Skipping a meal can easily lead to a caloric deficit so it's important to have nutrient dense foods.

Tip 2 - Balance Macro-nutrients and MACRO

A variety of foods are important for overall health and optimal performance. Make sure your diet includes calcium-rich foods, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein foods during each meal. 

Tip 3 - Cut Out Excess Saturated Fat

Deep fried foods, excessive fatty cuts of meat are calorically dense but nutrient deficient since they are high in fat. Pick nutrient dense food with healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. 

Michele Bergh