04 Jan 30 Days of Training Female Athletes, Day 26: Nutrition for Female Athletes to Become Powerful
It wasn’t until junior year of college soccer when I took my nutrition seriously.
Up until that point, I didn’t have access to nutritional resources, nor did I get good education on how to fuel and nourish my body to play at my best.
So it became pregame with potato chips, a grilled cheese and then post game with Chik Fil A drive through, with maybe a cookies n’ cream milkshake to top it off. Okay, okay, I went for the milkshake every time. ;-O
My wake-up call happened as soon as college soccer became more rigorous, I was starting, I was breaking records, and I had to continue to show up for my team. There were days I felt so incredibly flat, bogged down, not as explosive and not as agile.
Initially, I thought my decline in performance had to do with my training, so I decided to hit the gym harder, run more, and not take off, only to notice an even more immense wane in performance.
So I dug deeper.
What I found was I was over-training and under-fueling, which is a hormonal recipe for disaster, causing disruptions in sleep, recovery, and game day speed, agility and second half energy.
I am so grateful to have the queen of nutrition on the podcast to go over why female athletes need to fuel to become their fastest, strongest, fittest and most powerful, unstoppable selves.
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