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If You’re an Athlete

  • You’re likely shorter with a solid build, broad shoulders and a body that tapers through your hips.
  • You have a tendency to gain weight in the upper body (chest, back, upper arms), and sometimes have a pronounced pot belly.
  • This type has a tendency to crave meaty, fatty meals and savory foods instead of sweet.

Foods to Avoid
Athletes need to avoid the following foods:

  • Butter and high fat cheese.
  • Salt and salty foods.
  • Red meat and shellfish.

Athlete Meal Sizes
Athletes should eat:

  • light breakfast
  • light lunch
  • large dinner (try not to eat too late, preferably before 7pm)

Serving Sizes/Calories
You’re probably wondering how many calories you should eat, or how much food you should put on your plate. The answer is different depending on gender, activity level, natural metabolism, age, stress level, etc.  Instead of focusing on calories, focus on portion size.

Suggested Apple Meal Plan

BreakfastSnackLunchDinner
1 boiled egg + 1 slice of toast (no butter)Plain yogurt + cinnamon and steviaBroccoli Jicama Detox Salad (recipe)Grilled Squash w/ Tuna Steak + ½ sweet potato
    
½ c. oatmeal w/ water, cinnamon + 1 tbsp almond nut butterFresh FruitGrilled chicken breast w/ ½ pita, mustard and fresh veggiesChicken skewers w/ Cashew pesto (recipe)

The Focus of Your Meal Plan

Salt, red meat and high fat dairy are three things to watch in your diet. Breakfast and lunch are both fairly light. At the end of the day, relax and enjoy a larger healthy dinner – it’s your meal of the day. Try to wrap dinner up by 7pm. You don’t need a lot of food in your stomach by the time you head to bed.

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