-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Pro-Athlete Diets

May 22, 2013

You are what you eat so if you want to be a professional athlete, you have to eat like one. Pro-athletes must have a well-balanced diet in order to compete at the high levels, and this is no different if you are a kid playing sports all the time to be the best you can be. A pro-athlete diet is very scientific and most athletes have a trainer who tells them exactly what and when to eat. Let's go over the pro-athlete diet: 

3 Hour Power

If you want to become a pro-athlete, you have to be active everyday doing some training morning, afternoon and night. You always want to have maximum energy in your body without overdoing it, so it's important to eat often too. Most athletes eat something every 3 hours to restore their energy so they are fully charged for their next activity.

Pro-athletes cannot afford the risk of small diets. Eating too few calories can decrease your metabolism, strength, and performance which will affect your overall performance on the field and in the classroom.

Balanced-Diet is Best

Favorite Food TypesFavorite Food TypesCourtesy of hungryhouse.co.uk

Everyone would love to get their energy from hamburgers, pop and french fries, but the sad truth is that these foods take long periods to breakdown into energy and your body has to work hard just to digest. Pro-athletes eat foods that are easy to digest and convert to quick forms of energy... like raw fruits and vegetables.

Carb Control

Quinoa Boo-YahQuinoa Boo-Yah

Carbohydrates are the major source of fuel for muscles. Pro-athletes eat high quality carbohydrates throughout the day to maintain optimum energy levels. Here are some examples:

  • Whole grain breads (ex. Whole Wheat bread, oatmeal, and barley)
  • Quinoa
  • Cereals
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Dried fruit
  • Fresh fruit

Protein Repairs

Do you know that feeling when you get sore after a long run or a hard workout? Eating high quality lean protein throughout the day is essential to fix your muscles and make you feel ready to rock it again. Here is a list of some great sources of high quality protein:

  • Meats that are grilled, baked, broiled, or boiled
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Seafood
  • Egg whites
  • Lean beef, such as round, sirloin, and filet

Keep Fat Far Away

Junk Food FatJunk Food FatCourtesy of www.givememyleg.com

Fat is not a good source of energy because it takes a long time to digest and break down into energy. Unfortunately some of our favorite foods are full of fat and they're hard to resist. This is one of the huge sacrifices it will take to be a pro-athlete.

Water Welcome!

Everyone knows that the human body is made out of around 60% water. Pro-athletes are always drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, fatigue, and muscle cramps. This is extremely important before, during, and after a game.

Have your say...

Do you plan on being a pro-athlete? Let us know what your diet is in the comments below!

 

6 Comments

Related Stories

Micro vegetarian micro
There are many ethical, cultural, spiritual and health-related reasons why you or people you know...
Micro nutrition for athletes micro
If you are an athlete, what you eat is just as important as anything you do. There are a lot of c...
Micro a micro
Have you ever dissected a frog in Science class? Gross! Your science class is full of weird proje...
Micro d micro
Have you ever wondered what Lebron James was eating when he was 10 years old? Do you think Michae...
F1077655909000

Are You a Teen Vegetarian?

  • Yeah, I've been a vegetarian my whole life.
  • I just recently became a vegetarian.
  • I've been thinking about becoming a vegetarian.
  • No. I like meat too much to be a vegetarian.

Sports In The Forums

xxZashaxx
xxZashaxx posted in Dance:
I do hip hop dancing and I'm also good at robot dancing. I'm not sure what it's called when people dance like when they move their bones in a way that makes it hit every beat in any electronic beat. But go on my profile and look at the video on there I posted and that's the type of dance I do along with hip hop.
reply about 8 hours
LittleTesla
Who's better? I vote FC Barcelona because Messi, Neymar and Suares are SUPER POWER (but not in Italy).
reply 22 days
RawrImacat
Figure skating!
reply 26 days
RawrImacat
Where I live, NASCAR is considered a sport. I hate it. It's SO boring.
reply 26 days
-IsHeReal-
bofl they suck
reply 27 days