Nutrition With The B-Sens
3/28/2013 (Updated 10:42:50 PM)The average person needs 2000 calories a day. An athlete --like a B-Sen--needs a few more.
"3,600-4,000 per day," said Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD.
Professional or not-- nutritionist Molly Morgan says athletes need a diet that provides them with more energy. To be successful on the ice, Morgan says athletes need to spend time in the kitchen.
"You want to get extra calories coming in from healthy fats like things like avocados, nuts, seeds, healthy oils--and then the other thing is getting plenty of whole grain carbohydrates to fuel activity," said Morgan.
The kitchen is somewhere B-Sens center Wacey Hamilton has become familiar with over the past few years. He say when he started to focus on nutrition--he noticed a change.
"Ever since you start to focus on it a lot more, you definitely feel better on the ice. You feel like you have more energy," said Wacey Hamilton, center for the B-Sens.
Morgan says its important for athletes to fuel up before activity.
"Something that will be on the stomach and quick to digest so eat some crackers, a banana," said Morgan.
As well as after. Throughout the day, Morgan says athletes should have six or more meals with healthy fats and protein--like quinoa which has eight grams of protein per serving.
"One of my favorite dishes is quinoa and I had some feta cheese, some dried cranberries," said Hamilton.
Since athletes are always on the go, Morgan recommends always be prepared.
"If you can pack along a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of going through the drive through, you're going to be ahead of the game," said Morgan.
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