My son has always been involved in team sports. We have always encouraged him not only to enjoy the game , but to always play his best game. He has played soccer, hockey, football, basketball and rugby and has excelled in all.
He has learned throughout the years is it’s not only his fitness level and his desire to play allowing for success, but his nutrient intake as well. Nutrition is a key component. Especially in growing teens.
In the last year, he has seen improvement in his performance. He added weight lifting to his many team practices and noticed increased muscle and decreased body fat. But more importantly, he realized he had to fuel his body with good nutrition.
It’s hard to eat clean food at that age. Teens are busy at this stage: school, work, friends, sports, and parties. So they tend to choose the fastest or easiest option, thus the fast food or junk food. But he discovered that with a little preparation, eating clean isn’t too complicated at all. It just requires a little organization.
Help your teens choose the right nutrient program now and make lifelong habits of eating well. If your young athletes are interested, I can help them discover how to fuel their workouts and increase their overall strength and endurance.
Here is just one example of an ideal breakfast.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 egg or 1/2 cup egg whites
1 Tbs ground flax or chia seeds