One of the most common problems addressed in the development of an athlete is diet. It is in-fact highly common for young athletes to thwart their progress because of a poor diet. This concern is echoed throughout society today where the majority of grocery aisles are nutrient void products that are effectively the gateway to poor health.
Yet the most unnerving aspect of the problem is dietary problems often occur due to the ‘little things’ of snack foods, beverages and the like that sum to ‘empty calories’.
The nonsense of a ‘cheat meal’ is simply a marketing effort to appeal an era that doesn’t appreciate or have experience with a basket of wholesome foods. Simply if you wish to ‘cheat’, then do so with fresh fruits, vegetables or your preferred source of protein but always maintain a ‘health diet’. Never ‘cheat’ with foods that are not normally included in the basket of your normal diet.
The great problem many have is that most products on the market are layered with calories without nutritional value (helpful in your diet effort) and actually carve out a problem. Hidden or direct sugars, chemical additives are ruining athletic progress.
‘Simple choices’ are always the best, as noted in the general rules of ‘Simplicity’.
Never consume processed foods. Consume nothing that comes from a box or soft drinks.
The best ‘snack foods’ come straight from the earth. Enjoy the bounty.
Don’t ‘cheat’ yourself with poor foods and empty calories, reward yourself HEALTHY FOODS.
Seed success with a diet that FUELS the athlete’s physique.
Achieve your athletic potential.
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