So You Wanna Be A Wildcat? The Perfect Plate

When you’re preparing for the football season, or even for the try-outs, it’s important to incorporate proper nutrition into your training.

Your diet should include carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein. Because football consists of short bursts of high energy, eating enough carbohydrates is really important. Fats will help provide energy, support vitamin consumption and everyday body function. Protein is critical to build and maintain muscle mass.

60% of your daily intake should be carbohydrates. Good sources of carbohydrates includes: whole grain breads, bagels, pasta, fruit, potatoes, and vegetables

25% should be healthy fats. These can include nuts, seeds, avacado, salmon, olives, and olive oil

The remaining 15% should be protein. Great sources of protein include but are not limited to skinless poultry, pork, fish, red meat, and peanut butter.

The perfect plate will be 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 starch.

Focusing on what you are putting into your body will help it perform at it’s best and give you maximum performance!