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Athlete’s Nutritional Guide: Basketball An athlete should eat about 20 calories per pound per day throughout the season. This means that a 150 lb female basketball player should eat about 3000 calories per day in order to be supplied with sufficient energy. A basketball player needs to eat a diet that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Their calories need to be divided into percentages such as: 60-65% carbohydrates, 15-20% fat and 10-15% protein. They should also eat more carbohydrates with a low glycemic index throughout the day than those with a high glycemic index. The high glycemic foods should be consumed only after competition for recovery. Moderate glycemic foods should be consumed 60-90 minutes before a competition for peak performance. This athlete should also drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. An athlete should make sure to eat a nutritional breakfast. An option for a meal at breakfast time could be: -Apple -Glass of orange juice -Large bowl of Raisin Bran -Blueberry muffin This option is good because it is low in fat and high in low glycemic carbohydrates. The athlete is also getting a lot of their energy source from fruits, rather than simple sugars. The Raisin Bran is a good option for cereal because it doesn’t have very much added sugar. An athlete should eat a healthy lunch before a competition to ensure that they have sufficient
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHED 204 taught by Professor Lafountaine during the Fall '07 term at CSB-SJU.

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