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Basketball Diets – You Should Give It A Shot…

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Basketball diets are what drives the athletes to perform at their very best, this is a run down on a sport diet used by basketball players. If you want a good schedule to go with these diets check out our basketball schedule for a reference page.

Basketball Diet # 1:(Practice)

BREAKFAST:

- Eat a high-carb breakfast that’s low in fat, a couple of hours before practice. The goal is to gain muscle energy with complex carbs.

Suggested Foods:

- Eggs, extra lean bacon like turkey bacon, non-sugar cereal, oatmeal and a glass of fruit juice or milk.

Suggested Supplement:

- Multivitamin

Post practice meal:

- This is one of the most important meals of the day because it replaces energy and helps you recover faster. Eat carbs within 1 hour after practice, along with a balanced portion of protein.

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Suggested Foods:

- Chicken, turkey, pasta, rice, vegetables, low-fat yogurt.

Suggested Supplement:

- Whey protein shake

DINNER:

- Moderate caloric intake is recommended.

Suggested Foods:

- Chicken and pasta, grilled chicken with low fat sauce & whole grain rice, pork or fish with vegetables of a variety of colors. One glass of fat free milk and lots of water.

Basketball Diet # 2:(Game Day)

- Eat lighter meals; you should be slowly building energy from the morning until game time. Sip water all day to recover from training and also to help prepare for fluid lose during a game. Don’t drink sports drinks until right before a game.

BREAKFAST:

- The goal is to boost muscle energy for the game. Eat lots of complex carbs, protein and vitamins.

Suggested Foods:

- Eggs, lean meat, waffles, whole grain cereal, oatmeal, fruit and a glass of fat-free milk.

Suggested Supplement:

- Multivitamin

LUNCH::

- Turkey sandwich or tuna sandwich, rice or pasta, a vegetable (like carrots or brocelli) and a fruit (like an apple or orange)and a glass of juice or water.

PRE-GAME MEAL:

- Eat a light pre-game meal, about 70 percent of the meal should consist of carbohydrates. The balance should be a lean protein (no beef). Avoid fruit before a game because of it’s high sugar content. Try to wait about 40 mins before playing in the game, drink lots of water.

Suggested Foods:

- Chicken, fish or pork with bread or potatoes.

POST-GAME MEAL:

- Eat a meal within 1 hour after the game to replace energy and fluids and to provide protein to repair damaged cells.

Suggested Foods:

- Chicken, fish or lean meat with some sort of carbohydrates such as rice or pasta with some vegetables.

Suggested Supplement:

-You should take a whey protein shake or protein shake of choice.

I hope these basketball diets help you in your journey to be a better basketball player. Also, pair this sport diet up with this basketball weightlifting workout and your sure to bring your A-game.