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Develop a game day meal plan to fuel sports performance
The food an athlete eats can make all the difference when it comes to game day performance.
“A properly fueled body is able to perform better and train harder, which translates into more robust outcomes such as faster speed, greater endurance, and more strength and power,” says Noel Williams, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, and performance dietitian for Children’s Health℠ Andrews Institute Sports Performance Powered by EXOS.
When choosing what to eat on game day, the goal is to give the body the fuel and energy it needs to power performance. “Think of this as topping off the body’s gas tank,” Williams explains. “You would never leave for a road trip on an empty tank of gas, and similarly, you shouldn’t start your competitions with low fuel stores.”
Williams shares how to develop a game day meal plan that works best for you.
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