Daily Eating for Health and High Energy

Daily Eating for Health and High Energy

Authors: Nancy Clark and Gloria Averbuch, Food Guide for Soccer

Good food is not only one of life’s pleasures; it is also a powerful tool for helping you to be a better soccer player. Eating the right foods at the right times can help you train at your best so you can then compete at your best. It will also improve your health and future well-being. Unfortunately, eating well on a daily basis doesn’t just happen magically. You need to understand good nutrition, and find time to food shop, so you’ll have wholesome sports foods available. You also need to find time to fuel up and refuel with an eating schedule that enhances your energy and improves your performance. Unfortunately, the chaos of training and general schedules that lead to erratic eating patterns may result in losing track of what you have—and have not—eaten. In this chapter, you will learn the basic tips about how to eat well, even when you are eating on the run. But first, it helps to understand what “eating well” means. A simple definition is to eat:

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